Singapore Chilli Crab
A friend of mine Josephine was leaving Barcelona for good and gave me a few items from her pantry that she thought I could use. One of them was a boxed-kit to make the scrumptious Singapore Chilli Crab. I kept it in my pantry for close to a year because for one, none of my friends here would appreciate such a spicy treat, and second, I keep adjourdning the day I would go crab-shopping. One fine day I fished out the box and found that the expiry date is round the corner and right after class I walked up to the Boqueria market got myself some crabs for 7 euro worth of crab... about half a kilogram. The result is this front-page worthy dish, whipped up in 3 quarters of an hour. The folks over at Prima Deli did us southeast-asian transplants a good deed indeed. With the spices pre-packaged, all you need really are guts to handle the live crabs, patience to hover over the stove, and a raw egg to finish the spicy yummy sauce. I got to know this company because they make my favourite Singapore (or Johor) Laksa in ready-to-cooked form. (This is my top most favorite dish from home, speil later.) They´ve a new website, and I´ve been toying with the idea of getting some stuff shipped to me when my supplies run out.
*I garnished it with some fresh organic basil leaves. Doesn't it look good? And yes, I chowed it down all by myself ;)