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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Rellenong Alimasag

Rellenong Alimasag is a Filipino dish that is made out of crab meat and vegetables stuffed in crab casing. This is one yummy crab dish so easy to eat but very difficult and time consuming to make. It involves three cooking procedure first you need to steam the crab and remove all its meat then you cooked the meat filling. Lastly the assembly and frying part.

6 pcs crabs, cooked
1 egg, beaten
1 small white onion, finely diced
1 small bell pepper, finely diced
1 small potato, cut into small cubes
2 tbsp cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste
a dash of flour or bread crumbs
½ cup cooking oil, for frying

Remove all crab meat including aligi, set aside. Clean and save the top shells. Heat oil in a pan. Sauté onion, bell pepper and potatoes until cook. Add crab meat and cook for another minute. Cool.

Place spoonfuls of mixture inside the top shells, making sure it is compacted.

Sprinkle with flour or bread crumbs on top then dip in beaten egg. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Fry the crabs shell at the bottom first, ladle some of the hot oil on top to set the stuffing, cook for around 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook the other side for about a minute. Drain them in absorbent kitchen paper towels. Serve immediately.

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