Thursday, May 23, 2013

Stir-fry Atlantic Blue Crab with Ginger and Garlic in Eggs

Atlantic blue crab and Chesapeake blue crab are one of my favorite seafood.The best season to eat these type of blue crab is after winter.There are few ways to cook this delicious eggy and creamy crabs.One of the best method is stir-fry with egg ,ginger and garlic.

2 dozen blue crabs,separate shell,remove gills and clean(male crabs prefer)
1/2 cup all purpose flour

2 inch ginger, julienne
4-5 cloves garlic,peeled and minced
5-6 Thai's chili
2 stalk scallion,cut 2 inch
2 eggs
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup canola oil


1:Wash,remove gills and clean and cut blue crab into 2 parts.Coat crabs with flour.Heat canola oil in wok at high heat.Place coated crabs in the hot oil and fry for 3-5 minutes.Remove fried crabs and set aside.

2:Remove excess oil to a bowl,then use the same wok with some oil.Toss in garlic ,Thai's chili and ginger,stir-fry for 3 minutes or until fragrant.Crack in the eggs,scramble well.

3:Toss in the fried crabs,ground black pepper,salt,sugar and soy sauce,mix well.Lastly toss in cut scallion.

4:Dish out and serve warm immediately.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Stir-fry Tom Yam Shrimp

Nowadays cooking tom yam at home is as easy and ABC. If we miss this type of dish,we don't have to purposely go to Thai's restaurant to enjoy this exotic meal.Eating in the restaurant is not only pricey but hassle too.We can easily buy ready made tom yam paste in any Asian market.All we need the rest is the fresh ingredients.. 


1 pound large head attached shrimp,trimed and cleaned
2 sleeves celery,washed and slice
2 large tomato,washed and cut
1 large onion,peeled and slice
4-5 kaffir lime leaves
2 tbsp minced garlic


1 pack Tean's tom yam paste
2 tbsp sambal-belacan-paste*optional*
2 tbsp sugar
salt to taste
1 tbsp tamarind powder
3 tbsp vegetable oil


1:Heat wok at medium high heat with oil and garlic.stir-fry for 30 seconds then add in tom yam paste,kaffir leaves and sambal-belacan-paste.Keep stirring for 1 minute.
2:Add in shrimp,fry for 2 minutes then toss in celery,onion,tomato and the rest of the seasoning.Keep stirring for about 2 minutes .Check the seasoning.
3:Dish out and serve warm.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Stir-fry Asparagus with Shrimp in Spicy Dried Shrimp

One of the first foods that signals the start of spring is the appearance of fresh asparagus sold every where in supermarket or farm market.Asparagus is just packed with health benefits and it’s loaded with nutrients: Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium.Asparagus is also packed with antioxidants, ranking among the top fruits and vegetables for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals. This, according to preliminary research, may help slow the aging process. Wow!! that what we want ,right?? Live longer!! For me the best way to cook asparagus is to stir-fry with spicy sauce!! Yum-yum!!


1 bunch asparagus,about 1 1/2 lbs remove end part for 2 inch

1 large red bell pepper,washed and slice

1 medium onion,peeled and slice

10 large shrimp,peeled and deveined

2 sleeve celery,slice and washed

4-5 tbsp sambal-hei-bee-sambal spicy

1 tbsp sugar

salt to taste

3 tbsp oil


1:Cut and wash asparagus in a plate,then microwave or stem for 3 minutes.Remove and soak in cold water,then drained.Heat wok with oil at medium high heat.

2:Add in  sambal-hei-bee-sambal spicy  and shrimp,fry for 1 minute.Toss in red bell pepper,onion,celery and asparagus,mix and stir well .Add in sugar and salt.

3:Stir-fry at high heat for 3-5 minutes.Check the seasoning.(do not overcook vegetables)

4:Dish out and serve warm .

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