Stuffed Roasted Crabs

Saltaone Mashwi

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Appears in
The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

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This was Laila’s childhood favorite, always prepared by her father, who is from Gaza City. Her mother, a native of Khan Younis (which is not on the coast), had never even heard of crab before she met him, though they lived only miles apart.

Try to choose heavy or “fat” crabs nearing the end of their molt cycle; they will be full of meat. You can sometimes find them pre-cleaned and hollowed out for stuffing, though they’ll never be as fresh. If you d