Monday, April 30, 2012

a delicious sunday funday! (chili crab recipe)

Hello and happy Monday! Hope you all are feeling fresh and ready for the week! Our first remix is coming out on Wednesday, but here's a quick post to hold you over :)

One of FLAN's east coasters made a quick visit to SF for the weekend. It was a weekend full of shenanigans, and also lots of delicious food. Off the Grid, palace of fine arts, Vietnamese bar, cafe, giants game, and the necessary out-of-towners' visit to in n out and pho, kept us pretty busy, but Sunday was a day of relaxation.

Mimosas were in order while waiting for our feast. 

Sunday we got to finally make our long awaited crab feast a reality. One of my favorite seafood recipes to make is a chili crab  (original link here) which has even impressed my grandma, the best cook in the world.

It's suprisingly easy and fast. Impress your friends and family with it!

Here's how.

Chili Crab (adjusted by half for your convenience.)

~2 Dungeness crab (about 4 lbs cut and cleaned .. with the guts put aside)
Spice paste (see below)
1/8 cup of sugar 
1/4 cup tamarind juice (I used concentrate)
salt to taste (omitted)
1/2 cup water
cooking oil

Spice Paste:
1-3 Tbsp chili powder
2 Tbsp Taucheo (fermented soy bean paste/sauce)
8 cloves garlic
1 1/2 inches ginger

1. Mix spice paste, grind using food processor if available. (I skipped the grinding)
2. Heat up wok or large pot over medium heat, add cooking oil.
3. Fry spice paste until fragrant.
4. Add crab and water. Toss gently and cover with lid for ~3 minutes.
5. (optional) add guts.
6. Add in sugar, tamarind concentrate, stir until well mixed, cover until all crab pieces are red. (Probably only 2-4 minutes)
7. Plate, and serve. Rice is not a necessity, but good to finish up all the leftover sauce.


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  1. can't wait to try this when i have a kitchen! oh and the mimosas too! <3

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