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13 May 2009

Crab binagoongan

I love having crab that's cooked with the basic stir-fry garlic and onion, then covered to steam up in its own juice. Consume as is, or have a really sour vinegar with crushed garlic dip and it's one unforgettable hands-on meal!

One night, my wife prepared crab with shrimp paste, and I loved it too! Now I found two ways to enjoy crab, and both are very easy to do.

8-10 pieces medium crab
4 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
a small portion of ginger, sliced thinly
cooking oil
2 heaping tablespoons shrimp paste, the sweet sauteed kind (ginisang bagoong)

Heat up oil on medium heat.
Saute garlic, followed by the onion, then the ginger
Add the crabs and mix
Cover the pan and let cook for 15 minutes. The crabs will turn a bright red color as they cook.
Open the windows.
Open and add the shrimp paste.
Mix and cook for a couple more minutes.
Serve and enjoy!

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