Smokey Jamie Oliver Crackin’ Crab Briks Recipe

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Jamie Oliver crackin’ crab briks is a perfect one to make for parties and dinner appetizers. The salad and salsa perfectly complements the crispy briks.

Jamie Oliver Crackin' Crab Brik

Not to mention, this recipe is part of his 15-minute meals, which means you can have delicious briks in just 15 minutes. I made these crab briks at a party at my house in less than half an hour. Everybody loved it!

To make crackin’ crab briks, mix the crabmeat and harissa along with chopped preserved lemons, spring onions, and coriander. Fill inside filo pastry sheets.

Shape them like playing cards and cook in olive oil until crisp. Make the sauce and the salsa and serve the briks with them.

To make your own unique version of crackin’ crab briks use fresh crab meat instead of canned. You can also add other fresh seafood, such as shrimp or lobster, to the dish.

If you want a more traditional crackin’ crab briks recipe, you can use bread crumbs or crackers to bind the ingredients together. It will give the dish a crunchier texture.

When it comes to serving your crackin’ crab briks, you can serve them over a salad or with steamed vegetables on the side.

This was a quick and short recipe. Find the complete recipe along with other information like ingredients and nutritional information below. Before you proceed with the recipe, check out the list of other Jamie Oliver recipes.

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What Equipment Will You Need To Make Jamie Oliver Crackin’ Crab Briks?

  • Pan – Cook the brik with olive oil in a pan until crisp and toast caraway seed for a minute.
  • Bowl – In a bowl, mix the crabmeat, harissa, chopped preserved lemons, spring onions, and coriander for the salsa.
  • Salad Bowl – In a salad bowl, add the reserved fennel tops and grated bulb with chopped mint leaves.
  • Filo Pastry Layout Sheet – In a filo pastry layout sheet, add the salad mixture and give them the shape of playing cards.
  • Knife – Chop the herbs and lemon using a sharp knife for the recipe.
  • Grater – Grate the tomato using a grater for the salsa.
  • Chopping Board – Chop the herbs and lemon on a chopping board for fine cutting.
  • Spatula – Toss the salad until couscous is well coated with a spatula.

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Jamie Oliver Crackin’ Crab Briks?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 Minutes15 Minutes25 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Jamie Oliver Crackin’ Crab Briks?

For The Briks

  • Pot-Caught Crabmeat – Prepare the briks mixture by adding crab meat as it is soft, delicate, and sweet in taste.
  • Harissa – Add harissa sauce for the briks to get a very peppery and smoky flavor with a kick of citrus.
  • Lemons – Add chopped lemon to the mixture to help tenderize meat, making it even tastier.
  • Spring Onions – Add chopped onions to make the meat tender, giving sweetness to the brik.
  • Fresh Coriander – Add chopped coriander that pairs well with rich meat a it will lend citrusy, nutty, and warmth against the sweet flavor of the crabmeat.
  • Olive Oil – In a pan, add the brik, and cook until crispy with the olive oil.

For The Salad

  • Couscous – I have used couscous, a dried and cracked pasta for the salad as it has a nutty and sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with meat.
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Puree – Tomato purée is used to add sweetness flavor and thickness to the salad.
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – Add olive oil over the salad to protect the nutrients of the ingredients.
  • Pomegranate – Top your salad with pomegranate fruit to add a kick of ‘sweetness’ and ‘sourness’.
  • Lemon – Freshly squeeze lemon juice over the salad to add a bright and tangy flavors in every bite.
  • Bulb Fennel – Add reserved fennel tops and grated bulb to the bowl for a sweet licorice-like taste and scent to the salad.
  • Caraway Seeds – Toast caraway seeds to add a sharp, stimulating aroma, and a nutty, bittersweet sharpness with a hint of citrus and anise to the salad.
  • Mint – Top your salad with chopped mint to add sweetness.
  • Salt – Sprinkle salt over the salad to enhance its flavor.

For The Salsa And Serving

  • Lemon – Add lemon juice to help preserve salsa, adding sharpness.
  • Tomato – Add grated tomato in a bowl for the salsa to thicken it.
  • Olive Oil – Drizzle oil to the salsa to intensify it’s flavor and thicken the texture of a salsa.
  • Ginger – Ginger will add warm, pungent, and peppery flavor that works so well with meats and salad.
  • Salt – Prepare your salsa by adding salt to draw out the moisture from the tomatoes.
  • Black Pepper – Sprinkle black pepper to the salsa to add heat.
Jamie Oliver Crackin' Crab Brik

Steps To Make Jamie Oliver Crackin’ Crab Briks

1. Let’s Play With The Cards

In a bowl, mix the crabmeat and harissa along with chopped preserved lemons, spring onions, and coriander.

In a filo pastry layout sheet, add this mixture, and give them the shape of playing cards.

2. Cook The Salsa

In a pan, add the brik and olive oil. Cook it until crisp. Then, add caraway seeds to the pan and toast it for a minute.

In another bowl, add couscous, boiling water, tomato puree, and a pinch of salt. Mix it properly and cover the bowl.

3. Let’s Do Salsa With Salad

In a salad bowl, add the reserved fennel tops and grated bulb. Then, chop the leaf of mint and add them on the top. Squeeze the lemon juice and add olive oil with salt over the mixture.

In a separate bowl, add grated tomato and ginger, salt, pepper, lemon juice with olive oil. Mix them together.

Add the salad in the middle of couscous and then top it with pomegranate. Sprinkle the fennel tops, pop the crab bricks on a board.

Nutritional Information

Calories457 kcal
Carbohydrates47 g
Protein33 g
Fat14 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Fiber5 g
Sugar7 g

How Will Jamie Oliver Crackin’ Crab Briks Look And Taste Like?

Jamie Oliver crackin’ crab briks is crunchier in texture. These crunchy pastry parcels are the star. I have used a filling of tasty crab, mixed with fabulous North African flavors; spicy, lemony, and unbelievably good.

It is served with a super simple tomato salsa and a fragrant couscous salad, topped with grated fennel and pops of pomegranate.

Recipe Card

Jamie Oliver Crackin' Crab Brik

Jamie Oliver Crackin’ Crab Briks Recipe

Jamie Oliver crackin' crab briks is a popular street food in Mauritius and can be found at most markets and roadside stalls. The dish is usually made to order, so you can specify how spicy you want your sauce to be. Crab briks make a great appetizer or main course, and can be enjoyed with a cold beer or glass of wine.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Chef’s Delight
Cuisine American
Servings 5 People
Calories 457 kcal

Equipment

  • Pan
  • Bowl
  • Salad Bowl
  • Pastry Sheet
  • Knife
  • Grater
  • Chopping Board
  • Spatula

Ingredients
  

For The Briks

  • 400 g Pot-Caught Crabmeat
  • 2 teaspoon Harissa
  • 2 Preserved Lemons
  • 2 Spring Onions
  • ½ bunch Fresh Coriander
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

For The Salad

  • 150 g Couscous
  • 2 tsp Sun-Dried Tomato Puree
  • 1 tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon (squeezed)
  • 1 Pomegranate
  • ½ Bulb Fennel
  • ½ teaspoon Caraway Seeds
  • ½ bunch Fresh Mint
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

For The Salsa And Serving

  • ½ Lemon
  • 1 large Ripe Tomato
  • ¼ teaspoon Oil
  • 1 thumb-sized Ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mix the crabmeat and harissa along with chopped preserved lemons, spring onions and coriander.
  • In a filo pastry layout sheet, add this mixture and give them the shape of playing cards.
  • In a pan, add the brik and olive oil. Cook until crisp. Then, add caraway seeds to the pan and toast for a minute.
  • In another bowl, add couscous, boiling water, tomato puree, and a pinch of salt and mix it properly. After mixing, cover the bowl.
  • In a salad bowl, add the reserved fennel tops and grated bulb. Then, chop the leaf of mint and add them on the top.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice and add olive oil with salt over the mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, add grated tomato and ginger, salt, pepper, lemon juice with olive oil. Mix them together.
  • Add the salad in the middle of couscous and then top it with pomegranate. Sprinkle the fennel tops, pop the crab bricks on a board.

Nutrition

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are crab briks?

Crab briks are a type of seafood dish that is popular in many parts of the world. They consist of crab meat that is wrapped in a thin pastry shell and then fried.

Where do they come from?

There is no one specific origin for crab briks, as they are found in many different cultures. However, they are most commonly associated with the cuisine of Southeast Asia.

How do you make them?

The process of making crab briks is relatively simple. First, the crab meat is wrapped in a thin pastry shell. Next, the briks are fried in hot oil until they are golden brown and crispy.

What do they taste like?

Crab briks have a unique flavor that is both savory and sweet. The Crab meat is succulent and slightly sweet, while the crispy pastry shell provides a contrast in texture.

Are they healthy?

While crab briks are not necessarily unhealthy, they are not considered to be a particularly healthy dish. This is due to the fact that they are fried and typically high in calories.

Conclusion

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