Yellow Corn-Coated Softshell Crabs with Red-Chile Mustard Sauce Served on Watercress
Yellow Corn-Coated Softshell Crabs with Red-Chile Mustard Sauce Served on Watercress is a pescatarian recipe with 8 servings. This main course has 868 calories, 54g of protein, and 45g of fat per serving. This recipe covers 42% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up garlic, heavy cream, olive oil, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the yellow cornmeal you could follow this main course with the Cornmeal Cookies as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes.
Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Add onions and garlic and cook until soft.
Add pasilla and ancho chile powders and cook for 2 minutes.
Add wine and cook until almost dry.
Add the cream and bring to a simmer.
Add the mustard and cook for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Place the flour, cornmeal and eggs in separate bowls and season each with salt and pepper to taste. Dredge each crab in flour, shake off any excess and dip into beaten eggs, covering completely. Dredge in cornmeal.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large saute pan over medium high heat until it begins to smoke.
Saute 4 crabs at a time until crisp, 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
Remove to a platter lined with paper towels. Wipe out the pan each time with a clean cloth or paper towel.
Place watercress in a bowl and toss with vinegar and oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange dressed watercress on a large platter, place crabs on top.
Serve with Red Chile-Mustard Sauce.
Recommended wine: Chardonnay, Muscadet, Riesling
Chardonnay, Muscadet, and Riesling are great choices for Shellfish. Buttery chardonnay is great for scallops, shrimp, crab, and lobster, while muscadet is a classic pick for mussels, oysters, and clams. If you've got some spice in your shellfish, a semi-dry riesling can balance out the heat. The A to Z Chardonnay with a 4.2 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 15 dollars per bottle.
A to Z ChardonnayThe 2010 A to Z Chardonnay opens with aromas of white flowers, tangerine, lime, quince, wet stone and minerals that develop further into nutmeg, honey, green apple with hints of ginger. A mineral laden attack is bright, mouthwatering and intense. The nuanced mid-palate carries on with flavors that mirror and amplify the aromatics. The finish is long, clean, crisp and juicy with flavors of honeysuckle, citrus and wet stone. This wine exemplifies classic Oregon steely Chardonnay. 2010 was an exceptional vintage for white wines in Oregon and this sophisticated terroir driven wine is no exception; bright, tangy and intense it will deliver over the next 5 years.