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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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  1. That sounds yummy! Crabs are sooo delicious. I do indulge in their fat sometimes. :P I like this best steamed in their own juices, yes! I haven't tried it with bagoong yet but it sounds like a great idea!

  2. "Open the windows"

    Crucial part of the recipe yun. haha!

  3. Toni: Naalala ko yung Red Crab buffet namin noon sa Glorietta... mahilo-hilo kami sa non-stop dinner na yun! haha

    JMom: Naalala ko bigla when I was recalling the recipe. Ok ba? hehe

  4. had crabs yesterday kaso payat lol...miss the fatty ones at home!

  5. mura lang crab dito, try ko yan kahit alam kong ako lang ang kakain....