Friday, June 21, 2024

King crab legs with tamarind sauce (Cua hoàng đế xào me) Recipe



Prepping Crab
3 King Crab Legs
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
Frying Oil

Tapioca mixture
1/2 tsp. Tapioca Starch
3 Tbsp. Water

Tamarind Mixture
2 Tbsp. Annatto Seed Oil
2 Tbsp. chopped Garlic/Shallots
1 cup Tamarind Sauce
4 Tbsp. Water
2 tsp. Sugar
2 Tbsp. Tapioca mixture
1 Tbsp. Fish Sauce
1/4 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
1/2 tsp. Red Chili Powder

Stir-fry Crab with Tamarind 
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. minced Garlic
Tamarind mixture
Fried Crab
Green Onions

Coat the King Crab Legs in All Purpose Flour.  Fry the Crab Legs until lightly golden, remove from frying oil and set aside. 

Mix 1/2 tsp. Tapioca Starch with 3 Tbsp. Water and set aside. 

Add 2 Tbsp. Annatto Seed Oil into a sauce pan.  Add 2 Tbsp. chopped Garlic/Shallots.  Sauté for a few seconds. Add in 1 cup Tamarind Sauce and 4 Tbsp. Water.  Cook on low heat. Add 2 tsp. Sugar. Add 2 Tbsp. Tapioca mixture. Add 1 Tbsp. Fish Sauce. Add 1/4 tsp. Ground Black Pepper. Add 1/2 tsp. Red Chili Powder. Bring to  a simmer and remove from heat. Set aside the Tamarind mixture. 

Using a wok, add in 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil.  Add 2 Tbsp. minced Garlic.  Cook on high heat. Add the Tamarind mixture, fried Crab and Green Onions.  Mix and serve.  Enjoy!

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