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Cornmeal with Blue Crab and Spinach

Cornmeal with Blue Crabs and Spinach a One-Pot Meal

Cornmeal with Blue Crabs and Spinach One-Pot Meal, a delicious weeknight or weekend meal to satisfy even the picky eaters in the family.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dishes
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 6
Calories 1759 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped finely
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 1 ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Noubess Hot and Spicy Pineapple with Herbs
  • 2 tablespoons Noubess Seafood Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 4 cups hot water
  • Additional seasoning Noubess Seafood Seasoning or regular chicken bouillon
  • Seasoned Blue Crabs or shrimp
  • 4 cups baby spinach or chopped regular spinach
  • Season with salt or additional seasoning
  • Bouquet garni parsley and thyme only
  • 4 cups hot water plus more
  • Seasoned Blue Crab
  • 4 - 6 medium blue crabs gutted and cleaned
  • 1 tablespoon Noubess Seafood Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped or sliced
  • Noubess Seafood Seasoning

Instructions
 

  • To make blue crabs
  • In a small bowl, mix lemon juice and seafood seasoning and set aside. In a skillet, heat oil, add onion, bay leaf and cook for about 3 - 5 minutes. Add crabs and cook for 1 - 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • To make Cornmeal
  • Add oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add oil, garlic, scallions and saute for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, Hot and Spicy Pineapple sauce and cook 2 - 4 minutes until the tomatoes have started to release their juice. Add seafood seasoning, salt and continue to cook for another 3 minutes. Add cornmeal and stir to mix all ingredients. Continue to stir while cooking for 3 minutes. Add bouquet garni (parsley and thyme). Add 4 cups hot water and bring to a boil. Season to taste with additional seasoning.
  • Occasionally stir mixture to help cornmeal cook faster, not stick to the bottom of the pan and to remove any lumps.
  • Add more hot water when necessary to fully cook the cornmeal. In the last 1 - 15 minutes of cooking, add blue crabs and cook for about 3 minutes. Add spinach and mix well. Add flaxseed meal and mix well. Continue to cook until the cornmeal is fully cooked, the crabs are fully cooked and the spinach leaves are cooked as well.
  • Remove and serve immediately.

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Notes

Depending on cornmeal brand and grain size, cooking time will vary.
Reheat cornmeal normally, no need to add water.
We add flaxseed not only for health reason but also to keep the cornmeal soft.
You can replace blue crabs with shrimp. Season the same way but cook in cornmeal. Shrimp do not take a long time to cook. If you want to cook the shrimp separately, you can do so, but mix them with the cornmeal before serving.
To measure cornmeal, 1 cup might serve 2 - 4 people depending on portion amount. Two cups will be sufficient for 6 - 8 people and again depending on portion size.
Always add hot water to cornmeal.
Use a wooden spoon or sturdy spoon spatula.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 1759kcalCarbohydrates: 267gProtein: 42gFat: 62gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 36gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 3042mgPotassium: 2684mgFiber: 40gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 11931IUVitamin C: 98mgCalcium: 318mgIron: 17mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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