Sunday, 23 December 2012

Ginataang Langka na may Alimasag

Ginataang Langka na may Alimasag
Jackfruit and Crabs in Coco Milk
One of  the many favorite Filipino dish is the Ginataang Langka, young jack fruit stewed in coconut milk with shrimp paste, crabs and chili for spice.

Ingredients :
  • 250 Grams unriped jackfruit
  • 3 Pieces crabs
  • 1/2 Stalk lemon grass
  • 2 Cups coconut milk
  • 1 Medium size onion
  • 1/4 Cup shrimp paste
  • 2 Pieces long green chilli
  • 1 Tumbsize turmeric
  • 3 Cloves of garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions :
  • Put coconut milk, garlic, onion, turmeric and lemon grass in a saucepan.
  • Keep stirring to avoid the milk from curdling , bring to boil.
  • Add crabs, jackfruit and shrimp paste, simmer until crabs evenly change color.
  • Add long green chilli, season with salt and pepper, simmer for another few minutes.
Cooking Tips :
  1. Use fresh clean crabs, cook them shell faced down. The juices inside the shell added a taste  in the cooking.
  2. When bringing the coconut to boil, keep stirring to avoid the milk from curdling (makulta o magbuo-buo).
  3. The crab has it’s own saltiness, taste it first before adding any seasoning .
  4. For spicier taste, use bird's eye chilli (siling labuyo).
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