Monday, June 8, 2015

Nonya Sambal Crab with Thai-Style Fried Black Rice #PrimaTasteSeries

One of the pleasures in cooking, is that you are always learning something new. You can have a thousand adventures and misadventures, right in the comfort of your own kitchen. So, armed with my goodies from Prima Taste, I took a leap of faith and tried something new.

It was a spur of the moment decision, actually. I went to the grocery despite my extreme lack of sleep from the previous night. I had no idea if my kitchen experiment  would yield favorable results, so I just kept my fingers crossed the whole time. Additionally, I was stressed and wanted to take the edge off. Yes, some people window shop, some go on a drinking spree, I tend to gravitate towards cooking. I don't know, but the overall process gives me peace and brings out my inner calm.

Sweet and Spicy Nonya Sambal Crab

  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-2 sprigs of leek, diced
  • 1 pack Prima Taste Nonya Sambal (Sweet and Spicy Chilli Paste)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 kilograms of fresh crab, squid rings, prawns or other choice of seafood

  • In a medium-sized pan, heat the cooking oil on medium-high heat.
  • Saute the garlic until aromatic and brown.
  • Add the leeks and continue sauteing. Pour the Sambal Chilli Paste and mix well
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of water if chilli paste consistency is too thick
  • Place the crab on top of the pan and cook for about 2-5 minutes with ocassional stirring, or until crab changes into a bright reddish orange color
  • Remove from heat and transfer into serving dish, best served while hot

For the thai-style fried rice, just saute your choice of toppings (egg, veggies, seafood, etc.) add the cooked rice and 1 pack of Pocket Chef Thai-style Fried Rice. Stir well until all ingredients are combined thoroughly.

I'm no chef, so believe me when I say that there have been a lot of cooking mishaps along the way, but I'm starting to think that you can't ever go wrong with Prima Taste products. By sheer stroke of luck, or through Prima Taste's fool proof assistance, I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the partly sweet, partly spicy, succulent and flavorful sambal crab. This recipe is definitely for keeps! See you on my next pig out session!

Your pig out buddy,

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