Category Food

Steamed blue swimmer crab 1

I cooked this Sunday evening as a reward for working hard on my assignments.

I picked some nice looking fresh crabs from the Sydney Fish Market. In my opinion the best way to have fresh crab is simply steamed with a ginger, vinegar and sesame oil dipping sauce. That way you can really appreciate the subtle flavours of the crab.

Here’s how to prepare it. Nothing could be simpler…

  • If you don’t have a steamer, pour water into a large pot
  • Make sure there is enough water to last the steaming
  • Place a bowl in it with a plate on top to form a platform
  • Place the crab on the plate
  • Cover and bring to the boil. Steam for around 15 minutes
  • Meantime finely chop some ginger
  • Add around 100 mls of vinegar with around 20 mls of sesame oil
  • Check how the crab is doing and remove from the pot
  • Garnish with coriander and serve

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did, try it with some Aussie Blue Sake!

Mushroom hotpot 2

Succulent black chicken simmering with wild mushrooms in a delicious chicken stock. Popular in Beijing.

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