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Giant Chili Crab

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This is my simple giant chili crab recipe.
No measurements included, as you can adjust the taste to your preference

Giant crab (the one in the picture is 1 kilo)
chopped garlic
chopped onion
chopped ginger
2 cups water
1 tablespoon starch dissolve in a little water
chili paste (i used korean chili paste – gochujang)
salt and pepper to taste
sliced green onions for garnish

Boil water in a large pan, add crab and boil a little till it turns red, remove from pan. Cool, then open it, separate the legs, pincers (cut these in two). Remove the top shell, and cut the body in two.

In a large pan, saute garlic, onion and ginger.
Add water, catsup, sugar, chili paste, salt and pepper. Adjust these ingredients to suit your taste. Then add the crab, boil till cooked. Add the dilluted starch, slowly check if the desired thickness is to your preference. Add green onions.

Serve hot with rice.


My son with my giant chili crab 🙂

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Ginataang Alimasag (Crab in coconut milk)


This dish is one of my favorite.  Very simple to do, doesn’t require too much skills :).

1 kilo medium sized Alimasag/Crab (cut in half)
String beans (cut into 1 inch)
1/4 Squash (sliced)
1 medium sized onion (sliced)
1 medium sized ginger (sliced thinly)
Coconut milk (buy large coconut)
Salt, pepper to taste
Chilli powder (optional)

Coconut milk:
For first juice extract, add half cup water then extract the juice, drain and set aside.
For second juice extract, add one and a half cup water then extract juice, drain and set aside.

Put all ingredients in a large pan.
Add the second juice extract of the coconut milk.
Bring to a boil.
When vegetables are cooked add in the coconut milk also known here as kakang gata (first coconut juice extract).
Season with salt and pepper.
Add chilli powder if you like.
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve hot with rice.

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