Chilau is great for stewing blue crabs, lobster, mussels, clams, fish, shrimp and much more; this sauce is the next best condiment to hit the food scene since sriracha!
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 20, 2016
It’s called “Crab Chilau” aka Crab Enchilado, a spicy crab stew served over spaghetti with a side of Cuban bread. This forgotten dish, known only to the natives of the Tampa Bay area, dates back to the 1920’s when the historic Ybor City district was bustling with life, culture and ethnic street food. Introduced by Cuban immigrants and further influenced by Italian, Spanish and Tampa's African American community, Chilau is as identifiable with Tampa as Gumbo in New Orleans. Michael’s version is a concentrated seafood condiment which he describes as bold low-country/gulf-coast flavor with plenty onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic and a spicy kick of cayenne pepper. Chilau is great for stewing blue crabs, lobster, mussels, clams, fish, shrimp and much more; this sauce is the next best condiment to hit the food scene since sriracha! Only a few days remain on Kickstarter to grab a bottle.
“Those in the-know recognize Chilau is as much a Tampa-Thing as the Tampa-Style deviled crab. Chilau not only represents a historic time and flavor of Tampa Bay, it represents cultural diversity and a lifestyle of down home cooking, seafood and family. I grew up eating my grandmother Minnie’s Chilau at family gatherings; the fact that I get to bring this product to life while she is still living is what I'm most proud of! Chilau is definitely a Tampa-Thing, but once you taste it, it will be your thing!” ~ Michael Anderson
Michael is the founder of Spice Crafters LLC located in Orlando, FL, a boutique flavor studio specializing in hand crafted spice blends, seasonings and condiments. Launched in 2010, Michael’s creations have won awards from such publications as Fancy Food Magazine and Gourmet Business Fine Foods Quarterly. Michael was recently featured in Orlando Signature Magazine’s June 2016 Issue as a Grill Master Dad sharing tips for amazing BBQ. The products released by Spice Crafters are truly an expression of art, culture and creativity. Michael believes in creatively pushing the envelope on new flavors and creating new traditions for his customers.