Gastronomixs

Crab oil

This oil is infused with crab shells, which are often regarded as waste products. A perfect ingredient for Waste to Taste. It's such a shame to throw them away when you can use them to make such a flavoursome oil.

Crab oil

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Ingredients

2

 

crabs

1.5

l

soybean oil

1

 

banana shallot

1

tbsp

tomato purée

2

blaadjes

bay leaves

3

sprigs

tarragon

Preparation method

  • Boil the crabs in salted water for approx. 1 minute.
  • Plunge the crabs in iced water to stop the cooking process.
  • Twist off the claws from the crab and clean.
  • Use a spoon to separate the top shell from the bottom shell.
  • Remove the crab meat, including the coral (roe), and use for another recipe.
  • Chop up the remaining shells.
  • Clean and roughly chop the shallots and gently fry in the oil before adding the shell pieces and tarragon.
  • Add the tomato purée and stir thoroughly.
  • Add the rest of the oil and the bay leaf, and allow to infuse at 60°C for at least 3 hours.
  • Strain the oil.

Serving suggestions

  • Use the oil, for example, to confit the crab claws.
  • Use the oil as a basic ingredient in a mayonnaise or dressing.

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