Invited my in-laws over for dinner and these are what I came out with. Took me a day to prepare all these!
Baked Butter Crab
Braised Chicken Wings
Yam Paste (Or Nee)
I got the Chilli Crab paste from the wet market today. In my hurry to cook the dish, I forgot to take a photo of it first. Now I can't remember what's the brand of the paste. It was nice. Everyone likes it though some commented it's spicy.
2 live crabs, killed, cleaned and chopped to serving size
6 garlics, chopped
5 slices of ginger, cut into strips
1 tbl Tau Cheong (preserved salted soya beans)
1 tbl sugar
1 bottle Chilli Crab Paste (about 230g)
1 tbl Tomato Ketchup (not required if your Chilli Crab Paste has tomato in it)
1 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup Coriander, cut into 1 inch length
1. Fry garlic and ginger in wok till fragrant.
2. Add crabs and stir fry till cooked or when it changes colour.
3. Add all other ingredients (except lime, Coriander & egg) to crabs. Cover wok and let it cooked over medium heat for about 5 mins. You may need to add a little hot water if the sauce dries up too much.
4. Remove the cover, add egg to the crabs and give it a quick stir.
5. Add the Coriander and stir to mix.
6. Squeeze lime juice over the crabs.
7. Serve immediately.
Did a non spicy Baked Butter Crab, more for the kids so that they can have a share of the crabs too.
Baked Butter Crabs
1 crab, washed and cleaned
3 cloves garlic, chopped
20g ginger, cut into thin strips
1 tbl rice wine
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbl butter
1. Combine garlic and ginger with seasoning and scatter onto the crab.
2. Wrap crab in aluminium foil and place on a baking tray.
3. Transfer to preheated oven and bake at 250 degC for 20 minutes.
4. Remove aluminium foil and serve.
This feels like a "rehearsal" for my reunion lunch, which I'm supposed to prepare 7 or 8 dishes!