This soft shelled crabs salad has been calling out to me since June 2013. I just could not believe it, that I took this long to replicate what I ate when I was in Kuala Lumpur
I wanted to take my family to dine there, unfortunately ... we were too stuffed, suffered severe food coma from non-stop eating, since the word get go.
...and my husband , being a miser that he is, not very keen... meh :(
Plan B is the name of the restaurant... located in Mid Valley, Mega Mall Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
I was there catching up with my good friend, Melinda.... a pleasant place, what I remembered most was the decor behind the counter... lots and loads of old looking window panes, secretly wishing that I could haul few back to Oz!!! My backyard garden wall could do with few of those panes :P
Eyes were diverted from panes to menu, 2 words caught my attention : harissa, soft shelled crab
need not scroll further down the menu.. choice was made almost immediately without any hesitation.
Trying to make mental note of the taste and texture of the salad while munching and chit-chatting, seemed futile :( ... and I was embarrassed to whip out my phone to take photo (just in case... my friend is not used to seeing the foodie side of me heheheh..ehem ehem...one must keep up appearances ;P)
Needless to say, the soft shelled crab I had, were deep-fried... and deep frying anything in my kitchen will be a nightmare for me!!! The amount of oil will splatter all over the kitchen bench top, cabinet and floor.... 'Sigh'
... so my soft shelled crabs went into the oven and baked 3-5 minutes over the time given on the instruction box, gave the soft shelled crab a crunchier texture.
.... am I happy with my Soft Shelled Crab salad with Harissa-Mayo dip?
oh yes :D...
Soft Shelled Crabs Salad
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1 box of soft shelled crab (store-bought)
1 green apple – thinly sliced
1 pink lady apple- thinly sliced
1 navel orange – segmented
150g mix salad
¼ cup EVOO
2 teaspoon harissa (store-bought)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
a pinch of salt
1 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoon harissa
- Bake the soft shelled crab as per box label.
- Prepare salad dressing by placing all the ingredients in a jar.
- Cover and give it a good shake.
- Slice apples and soak in ice –cold water with half of a lemon.
- Wash salad.
- Mix mayonnaise and harissa in a bowl and set aside.
- Assemble: mix salad with apple slices and segmented oranges.
- Drizzle with salad dressing.
- Top with soft shelled crab.
- Serve immediately with dip.