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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fried Crab with Sambal flavour


           I remember when I learnt this long time ago, I rated it as 8/10.

          "A"

          800 gm               Crabs
          300 ml                Water

          "B"

          100 gm               Cucumber
              2                     Red Chillies, deseeded
              2                     Green Chillies, deseeded
              5                     Chilli Padi
              1 cm                young Ginger, cut into stripes
          100 gm               Tomatoes, halved

          "C"

          100 gm                Red Chillies
             8                       small Onions/Shallots
             5 pips                Garlic
             1"                      Belacan
             2 Tablesp          Dried Prawns [soak in hot water]

           30 gm                 Assam Jawa Mix with 100 ml water, squeezed
           20 gm                 Gula Melaka [if dont have substitute with Brown Sugar]
            3/4 teasp           Salt

               2                      Limau Perut leaves, remove vein & cut into stripes

           "D"

          Thickening solution :- 1 Tablesp Cornflour + 1/2 Tablesp Water

             Method
  1. "C" - Pound finely the Red Chillies, Shallots, Garlic, Belacan & Dried Prawns.
  2. Heat frying pan, fry the pounded rempah/ingredient till fragrant.  Add the Gula Melaka, Salt & Assam Jawa solution until Gula Melaka dissolves.  Remove onto bowl & set aside.
  3. Heat kwali with sufficient oil,  [Drizzle a little corn flour on crabs just before frying] throw in the crabs and fry for a short while [crab is half cooked] remove to plate.
  4. Heat a kwali then add in the cooked rempah, 300 ml water once its heated, throw in the half cooked crabs, daun limau perut and increase fire to high, cover the kwali & cook short while till crabs are cooked.
  5. Add in "B" & thicken with corn flour solution.
                             Till my next post, xoxo, Ophelia

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