Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Saro's Singapore Chilli Crab

This was cooked for me last night by a friend who has just started eating a natural diet. She is a fantastic cook and her crab has to be one of my all time favourites!

Ingredients: (Serves 3-4 as a starter)
Thumb size piece of ginger
2-3 birds eye chillies
2 lemon grass stalks
1 banana shallot
1 tablespoon Thai Fish Sauce
King crab, frozen and pre cooked, about 1Kg
200ml sieved tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried shrimp paste
Juice of 1 lime
Small bunch of fresh coriander leaves to serve
1 tablespoon olive oil

Put the ginger, shallot, lemon grass and chillies in a blender (or grind up in a pestle and mortar, if you want a workout) and blitz into a paste, then fry over a high heat for a couple of minutes in the oil. Add the sieved tomatoes, shrimp paste and fish sauce, reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 5-10 minutes until reduced to a thick consistency. Add the crab and cook for a further 5 minutes until the crab has warmed through. Just before you take it off the heat add the lime juice and stir. Serve with the coriander leaves and enjoy.

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