Also known as Swimmer Crabs and Sandies according to the guys at Fisho fish stall, these Blue Manna Crabs have a vibrant intense blue colour flowing all the way down their accents, the main body or carapice is is a mix of purple and browns. This description of the crab means these ones are boys. You can also tell their gender on the back of the carapice, where there is a V-shaped flap it is a boy. The girls are blue all over with a U-shaped flap, they also have sweeter meat and come at a more costly price.
Tag Archives: Butternut squash
Butternut Squash, the almighty superfood, has been part of my kitchen life for so many years. Whenever I come home, I always make sure I get to make a big pot of butternut squash soup for my family.
Here is a very simple yet very tasty recipe for Butternut Squash Soup.
1 large butternut squash, cubed
1 large potato, chopped
1 medium white onion, diced
1 1/2 litres of Vegetable/Chicken stock
1 tspn whole peppercorns
In a large saucepa, heat up olive oil and add in the onion.
Sweat them for a few minutes and add in some nutmeg and peppercorns.
When the onions have become translucent, throw in the potatoes. Cover them with the onions and fry for a few more minutes.
Add in the butternut squash and mix everything up together.
Pour in the stock, a little at a time.
I like to use chicken stock, but if you would like to keep the soup vegetarian then you can opt for the veggie stock. Either tastes lovely!
Allow to come to a bowl and then reduce to simmer for 20 minutes.
Blend and serve, piping hot.
Decorate with a sage leaf…tastes yummy too.
- Run hot water over them to remove the stringy stuff.
- Cover them in some salt and also, cover the tray you are using for them
- Pop them in the oven and after a few minutes of popping sounds, remove them from the oven.
- They should be a little swollen and toasty.
- Great for snacking on when you are making some butternut squash soup.