Resep Kepiting Asap Bakar Pedas (Recipe Barbequed Spicy Crab Wrapped in Banana Leaves)

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Kepiting Asap, Banana Leaves Wrapped Spicy Crab with Special Chili Sambal

Resep Kepiting Asap Bumbu Pedas,Barbequed Spicy Crab Wrapped in Banana Leaves Recipe. Kepiting asap is literrary translated as smoked crab in English. Kepiting asap also called kepiting bakar, a very popular crab dish in Indonesia.  Gigantic mud crab stir fried with spicy and hot shrimp paste chili sambal, wrapped in banana leaves into a parcel and then grilled over high heat charcoal until the banana leaves charred and blistered to provoked smoke and let the smokey aromas infused into the crab flesh. The blakish brown curry-like seasoning or bumbu bakar kepiting asap for the smoked crab is very rich and savoury from fermented shrimp paste, ground dried shrimp and cuttlefish, i can even compare it with Chinese XO Sauce.  Every restaurant chef had it’s own secret recipes, but for sure i will to share my version of kepiting asap secret recipes.

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Kepiting Asap a.k.a Smoked Crab

 

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Kepiting Asap Bumbu Pedas Bungkus Daun Pisang

Resep bumbu kepiting asap or smokey barbequed crab contain chilies, shallot, garlic, ginger, turmeric, candlenuts, curry powder or Homemade Indian  Garam Marsala Powder, galangal, lemongrass, toasted corriander seed, fermented shrimp paste, dried cuttlefish and shrimp alongside fragrance leavy ingredients like daun jeruk purut (kaffir limes leaves), daun salam (Indonesian bay leaves) and daun kunyit (turmeric leaves). The spice paste for spicy barbequed mud crab in banana leaves is actually a chili sambal, similiar to sambal belachan, but it’s also contain either santan (heavy coconut milk) or ground toasted grated old coconut called kelapa sangrai tumbuk. So basically i think the spice paste for kepiting bakar asap is a fusion of Shrimp Paste Chili Sambal with Beef Rendang seasoning with a little touch of kecap manis or Indonesian sweet soy sauce to balance the spiciness and the hotness flavour. I’m using both of santan and  kelapa sangrai for this recipe, simply because i don’t wanna spent my calories limitation on crappy food.

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Barbequed Banana Leaves Wrapped Crab with Spicy Fermented Shrimp Chili, Shallot and Garlic Sambal

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Papuan Giant Mud Crab (1.2 Kg) with Smokey, Leavy Fragrance, Spicy and Hot Chili Curry-like Sambal

Kepiting asap or spicy barbequed crab in banana leaves gain the popularity in the last decade, as far as i know it’s served eversince many live seafood restaurant mushrooms all over the Indonesian Cities, that’s why i think why my fellow colleagues considering to take cardiovascular recidency programs, lol. Way before kepiting asap become a staple menu on every seafood restaurant, my grandma actually used to prepared  not only crab but also chicken, freshwater giant prawn, and squid. My grandma also used to wrapped Ikan Mas Arsik or Spicy Andaliman Pepper Stewed Grasscarp Fish with banana leaves and then grilled it over coconut husk charcoal, guess what; she is a very healthy and active 82 years old lady.

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Damn Delicious Smoked Spicy Crab Wrapped in Banana Leaves

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Barbecued Crab Wrapped in Banana Leaves a.k.a Kepiting bakar Asap Bungkus Daun Pisang

Banana leaves wrapped spicy crab ia a very representative  of Indonesian cuisine. Banana leaf is a very versatile ingredients in Indonesian traditional kitchen. Banana leaves used to be a platter for serving food, wrapped food before cooking process either for steaming or  grilling. The epidermis cuticle in the upper side of the banana leaf, preserved the food moisture while cooking and it had special features works like a non sticking teflon that prevent food burned out and sticking while grilling. Banana leaves usually wrapped raw ingredients that usually seasoned first before cooked. There’s so many banana leaf recipe in Indonesian and South East Asian cuisine, this is few of the recipes that featured in my blog :

Beside banana leaves, i always obsesed using many kind of leaves for wrapping my dishes, including;

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Kepiting Asap Bursting with Fragance Aromas

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Kepiting Bakar Asap Bumbu Pedas

Kepiting Asap or barbequed spicy chili sambal crab in banana leaves requires quite an effort to prepares at home. The bursting of fragrance leavy, smokey and spicy aromas of steam coming out when i open the banana leaves  parcel and that’s the moment of truth of you should cross your fingers above your head, but before that moment you should leard how to made the kepiting bakar asap bumbu pedas. The raw mud crab is usually steamed or deep fried first then stir fried with the bumbu kepiting asap or specia cooked spicy sambal sauce. The crab is actually ready to eat, but the kepiting asap needed the authentic pungent aromatic leavy and smokey aromas so then the crab is wrapped into parcel with  banana leaves then grilled over charcoal until the outside layer of banana leaves blistered and charred. After few seconds or a minutes over charcoal, the smokey flavour is throughly infused on the spicy seasoned crab, no need no proloonged grilling times because the crab is already done unless the crab will be overcooked.

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Barbequed Banana Leaves Wrapped Spicy Crab with Fermented Shrimp Chili, Shallot and Garlic Paste Sambal

Barbequed Banana Leaves Wrapped Crab with Spicy Fermented Shrimp Chili, Shallot and Garlic Sambal

I’m using 1.2 kg kepiting Papua jantan or live local male mud crab from Papua Island. The clawn is pretty huge and the meat is very firm, sweet and succulent. Totally worth every cent, it cost me less than 10 USD, pretty great deal compare to the restaurantthat usually tagged it about 35-40 USD per kilo. The square platter that i use in the photograph was about 12 inches  or 30 cm long, just look how huge the clawn compare to the plate. This spicy crabs recipe is really not an option for your diets due to tons of calories instead you willing to paid it off  with move your butt out in a treadmill.

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Gigantic Mud Crab Clawn from Papua compare to 30 cm (12 Inches) square plates

Once again i said this kepiting asap is DAMN DELICIOUS, i even think it’s even worthed as my last meal. The succulent sweetness of of the crab with a kick of creamy hot chili and spices then burst with leafy refreshing fragrance of banana leaves, kaffir lime leaves and turmeric leaves that infused with smoky aromas. Please visit asian groceries store in nearby, banana leaves usually sold fresh of frozen, the fresh is preferred,but the frozen banana leaves also work well with this recipe. If you can’t find any banana leaves, you can replace it with turmeric, ginger, lotus or taro leaves.

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Kepiting Asap, Giant Mud Crab Stir Fried with Spicy Chili Sambal, Wrapped on Banana Leaves Parcel and Grilled over Charcoal until The Leaves  Charred and Blistered

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Resep Kepiting Asap Bumbu Pedas Bungkus Daun Pisang

Resep Kepiting Asap Bumbu Pedas Bungkus Daun Pisang:

Banana Wrapped Crab with Spicy Chili and Fermented Shrimp Paste Sambal Barbeque

Ingredients:

  • 1 kepiting jantan ukuran besar, (huge mud crab, about 1-1.5 kg)
  • 1 air jeruk purut/nipis (kaffir lime juice to marinate the crab)
  • daun pisang (banana leaves), for wrapping the crab
  • heavy duty alumunium foil#optional
  • 1/2 sendok makan daun kunyit (tablespoon of shredded turmeric leaves)
  • 1 sendok makan daun jeruk purut (tablespoon of kaffir lime leaves, julienned)
  • 1 daun salam (Indonesian bay Leaves)
  • 2 cup Bumbu Kepiting Asap (Spicy Chili-Shrimp Paste Sambal Barbequed Crab Sauce)

Garnish:

  • Curled Sliced Chilies
  • Curled Sliced Scallion

Cara Membuat Kepiting Bakar/Asap Bumbu Pedas

(How To Make Barbequed Spicy Crab Wrapped  in Banana Leaf)

  • Brush the mud crab with a teeth brush to remove the remaining mud and debris,discard the gills and clean it under running water
  • Marinade the crab with kaffir lime juice and salt
  • Deep fried or steam the crab for about 2 minutes until partially cooked
  • Heat up the oil in a wok pan, then stir fried the spice paste chili sambal for about 1 minutes
  • Add the turmeric leaves, salam leaves and the kaffir lime leaves, stir another 30 seconds
  • Add the crab and stir fried another 2 minutes
  • Put the seasoned crab over few layered banana leaves and then wrap it into a parcel like an envelope
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Wrapped The Crab just Like You making Envelop Parcel

  • Secure the banana leaves crab parcel with toothpick, butcher’s twines or the fibers from the banana leaves
  • You can use heavy duty alumunium foil for further wrapped the banana leaf crab parcel before grilling it
  • Grilled it over high heat charcoal or stove flame to provoke smoke until the ouside layer or the banana leaves is slighly burned, blistered and charred for about 2 to 3 minutes
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Barbequed the Banana Leaves Crab Parcel over Charcoal (or Stove) until the Leaves Charred and Blistered

  • Open the banana leaves wrapped crab in front of the dinner guess with scissors
  • Garnish and serve immediately.

Resep Bumbu Kepiting Asap Pedas:

Chili Sambal Barbeque Sauce Recipe for Smoked Crab Wrapped in Banana Leaves Recipe:

  • 50 gr cabe merah keriting (cayenne chili pepper)
  • 50 gr cabe rawit merah (bird eye chili pepper)
  • 100 gr bawang merah (shallots)
  • 50 gr bawang putih (garlic)
  • 15 gr jahe (ginger)
  • 15 gr lengkuas (galangal)
  • 15 gr kunyit (turmeric)
  • 5 gr ketumbar sangrai (toasted corriander seed)
  • 10 gr kemiri (candlenuts)
  • 5 gr bubuk kari India (Homemade Indian  Garam Marsala Powder)
  • 100 ml santan (coconut cream)
  • 30 gr bubuk kelapa sangrai  (ground toasted grated coconut)
  • 3 sereh, hanyak bagian putih (lemongrass, use the tender white part only)
  • 5 gr asam jawa (tamarind paste)
  • 15 g terasi or belacan (fermented shrimp paste)
  • 30 gr ebi/udang kering (dried shrimp)
  • 30 gr cumi kering/juhi (dried cuttlefish or squid)
  • 30 gr gula merah, sisir (palm sugar, roughly chopped)
  • 20 ml minyak sayur (vegetable oil)
  • 10 ml kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make Chili Sambal Barbeque Sauce for Smoked Crab in Wrapped Banana LeavesRecipe

  • Put all the ingredients except the kecap manis and olive oil in a food processor and  grind it into a fine paste
  • Stir-fry sambal paste with vegetable oil over medium heat untill fragrant, the oil is separated from the chili paste and the colour is darkens, about 15 minutes .
  • Add the kecap manis and season it with salt and pepper, adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • Turn off the heat and your homemade chili sambal barbeque sauce is ready to use.

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Recipe Stir Fried Wagyu Beef Char Kway Teow with Chinese XO Sauce (Resep Kwetiau Goreng Sapi Jambi)

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Wagyu Beef Char Kway Teow with Chinese XO Sauce

Recipe Wagyu Beef Char Kway Teow with XO Sauce. Char kway teow is a very popular dish in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and available all round the world. Char kway teow itself meaning  stir-fried rice  flat noodle in Chinese. Kway teow called kwetiaw or kuetiaw in Indonesia is flat rice noodles with approximately 1-2 cm width, stir-fried over very high heat with light and dark soy sauce, sliced Homemade Chinese Sausage/Lap Cheung,  chopped chilli, Homemade Sambal Belachan or Fermented Shrimp Paste Chili Sambal , chicken or pork slices, whole prawns, cockles or clams, bean sprouts and chopped scallion or chinese chives.  The addition of cockle or clams made char kway teow itself called kwetiau kerang or cockle rice  noodle. The dish is commonly stir-fried with egg, slices of chinese sausage or lap cheung and fishcake, and less commonly with other ingredients. Char kway teow is traditionally stir-fried with lard or rendered pork fat and used to be served over banana leave on a plate. Char kway teow got many aliases of english spelling, it’s also written as  char kueh teow or char kueh tiao and the most popular version of it is Penang char kway teow that using many kind of seafood and duck egg.

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Wagyu Beef Char Kway Teow with Chinese XO Sauce

Wagyu Beef  Char Kway Teow with XO sauce is the answer of my collegue silly question; “what kind of dish that made you’ve got chances to get laid?”. My point of interest is my friend is actually already marrried and then i replied,”are you trying to cheating on your wife?” ” NO man!!: he quickly responsed and then he explained that they gonna be celebrating their first year of married and he want to made breakfast in bed surprised for his wife.   “Well i think you’ll gonna get laid anyway! what”s the point of you’re married and i just wondering why the heck that your american salary won’t let you getting laid with your OWN WIFE” i try to making fun of his situation “you know that she’ll made a big deal out ouf it and i want to made something effortless special dish because i simply can’t made fancy and complicated dish such Peanut Crusted Oven Roasted Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach, Chorizo and Cheese or even what you called simply Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Demi Gace Sauce and  those kind of stuffs”  My answer is STIR FRIED KWAY TEOW, because it’s still taste nice even your cooking skills is big fat zero. It’s a special day so don’t be cheap!, the only way to made some impressive dish with stir fry rice noodle is putting gourmet ingredients on it. I suggest him to purchased thinly sliced wagyu beef and chinese gourmet xo sauce, then  you’ll gonna get DAMN DELICIOUS CHAR KWAY TEOW!!!

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Thinly Sliced Wagyu Beef @ Palembang Icon Foodmart Supermarket

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XO Sauce (Halal-Lee Kum Kee Brand)

XO Sauce Char Kway Teow with Wagyu Beef recipe  is very easy and quicky to made in your own kitchen. Eversince the Chinese XO sauce is already has a reputation of being a savoury bomb, so i think you need to add a little bit seasoning on it. XO sauce itself made of the best seafood including dried scallops or conpoy, dried fish and shrimp, sometimes crab and shrimp roe, Chinese ham/Jinhua ham, and abalone that rehydrated, shredded and then fried and mixed into XO Sauce. The roughly chopped rehydrated dried seafood then cooked slowly with chili peppers, onions, and garlic then  cognag or other old liquor added, this is what XO (extra old) Sauce name comes from You can add some Homemade Sambal Belachan or Fermented Shrimp Paste Chili Sambal to give a little kick of chili hotness on the beef char kway teow. The wagyu beef  is the star, already thinly sliced wagyu beef that used to added to sukiyaki dish made your live easier, but the steak cut of beef will be good too, but you need to thinly sliced it priorly to cook.

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Xo Sauce Char Kway Teow with Wagyu Beef

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Damn Delicious Wagyu Beef Char Kway Teow with XO Sauce, Smokey and Charred with NOT Oily Texture

I don’t know the term “char kway teow” is  related with the charred and smokey stir fried  rice flat noodle or not, but delicious char kway teow is used to be charred and smokey , so it’s necessary to stir fried the ingredients in a smoking and sizzling hot oil in wokpan.  The chinese restaurant chef used to  had it’s own method to stir fried char kway teow and trnasfer from generation to bgeneration with specific family flavour preverence. The thinly sliced wagyu beef need to be stir fried quickly and cooked separatedly because the fat it’s easy to rendered and the texture is naturally tender so no need to add water to little “stew” to tenderized the meat like you do on regular beef.

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Wagyu Beef Char Kway Teow with Chinese XO Sauce, Homemade Chinese Sausage or Lap Chiong, Bean Sprouts, Chopped Chili and Cilantro

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Generous Ammount of Charred Wagyu Beef on Char Kway Teow with XO Sauce

Making delicious beef char kway teow  is easy, if you want to made the char kway teow into perfection you need to follow several steps:

1. Stir Fried The Wagyu Beef Slices

First the wagyu beef, marinade the thinly sliced wagyu beef with dark soy sauce, sesame oil and freshly ground black pepper for 30 minutes in the fridge. The thinly sliced wagyu beef need to be stir fried quickly and cooked separatedly with other ingredients because the fat it’s easy to rendered. Wagyu beef is naturally tender so no need to add water even to a little bit to “stew” the beef to tenderized the meat like you do on regular beef. Never cooked the wagyu beef within the noodle unless your pricey wagyu beef will be overcooked and all your money is wasted once the wagyu beef delicious marbled fat dissolved and the texture is dried.  The stir fried beef then set aside and then added into the char kway teow just before it’s done.

2. Stir Fried The Kway Teow or Flat Rice Noodle with Duck Eggs

Freshly made flat rice noodle (sometimes also called rice cake strips) is preferred then dried ones because it’s texture and natural rice grain flavour and also more easy to charred without any unpleasant bitter taste. You can get the fresh flat rice noodle in the chiller rack on chinese groceries store. The flat rice noodle then washed with warm water to remove any excess flour on it, then marinated with soy sauce and beaten duck egg, and YES,  duck egg mixed with the fresh rice flat noodle before cooking it. The Mixture poured  on smoking hot oil in wok pan with very high heat and  quicky stirred to separate the rice noodle and make sure each noodle covered with charred egg. This method made the kway teow itself smokey and damn delicious!!!

3. Making the  XO Sauce Beef Char Kway Teow

Using a clean wok pan,  any of your the char kway teow seasoning is sauteed with oil (finely chopped garlic and red shallots).  All other ingredients then added the chicken, pork, shrimp, cockle, fish cake, shrimp or prawn, crab, Homemade Chinese Sausage/Lap Cheung etc. Add the sauces to enhanced the flavour (xo sauce, kecap manis or Indonesian sweet soy sauce, soy sauce and Homemade Sambal Belachan or Fermented Shrimp Paste Chili Sambal).  Some water added and the lid covered the wok pan  to cooked the meat throughly. The previously charred stir fried rice flat noodle with duck eggs added and stirred to made the seasoning distributes evenly. The fresh vegetables like cabbage and beansprout and stir fried wagyu beef then added just before the char kway teow done.

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XO Sauce Char Kway Teow with Thinly Sliced Wagyu Beef

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Wagyu Beef Char Kway Teow with Chinese XO Sauce

My family recipe of char kway teow is seems to be complicated, but i guess it’s all woth the efforts. You can simply stir fry all the ingredients directly once but you’ll gonna missed the authentic charred and smokey flavour of char kway teow. Moisture is the  enemies of stir frying cooking method because it’s rather steamed instead of charred the ingredients, just like what you’ve expecting once you seared scallops, beef or fish. You want the char kway teow rice flat strips allowed to be fried and the magic maillard reaction happen and turn the sugar and protein ito awesomeness damn delicious!!!

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Wagyu Beef Char Kway Teow with Chinese XO Sauce

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Kwetiau Goreng Sapi Wagyu dengan Saus XO

Kwetiau Goreng Sapi was Indonesian name for beef char kway teow. Beef or chicken and seafood is the common ingredients for kwetiau goreng because mostly population in Indonesia is Moslem and pork is considered as haram or forbidden. Lots of chili sambal added within the seasoning and  kecap manis or sweet soy sauce also added to milder the hotness and spicyness of kwetiau goreng. Kwetiau goreng sapi or beef char kway teow is popular dish in Jambi Province. There’s also javanese style char kway teow or kwetiau goreng jawa that usually sweeter due generous addition of kecap manis with minimun amount of chili sambal. Kwetiau goreng jawa also including lots of cabbage that cooked within the flat rice noodle and then served with thinly shredded fresh cabbage too. In Medan, Kwetiau goreng Medan it’s refers to Hokkien Penang style char kway teow with generous ammount of scrambled duck eeg. Even most of restaurant and cafe including halal version of char kway teow in Indonesia,  Chinese restaurants in Indonesia that mainly serve non-Muslim customers might use pork and pork fat on it.

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Recipe Wagyu Beef Char kway Teow with XO Sauce

Recipe Wagyu Beef Char kway Teow with XO Sauce:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack (about 350 gr) fresh or dry kway teow/ flat rice noodle/ strips 
  • 200 gr thinly sliced Wagyu beef (Marinate: 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce, 1/1 tsp ground black pepper, and 1 tsp sesame oil)
  • 2 Homemade Chinese Sausage/Lap Cheung, thinly sliced (marinate: 1 tbsp dark soy sauce, a pinch of salt and 2 beaten duck egg)
  • 50 gr scallion, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 200 g bean sprouts
  • 4 tablespoons vegetables oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 red shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 cm ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 duck egg, beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • (Fish cake, shrimp,cockle, chicken) #Optional

XO Sauce Char Kway Teow Seasoning:

  • 40 gr Chinese XO sauce (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 tbsp Sambal Belachan or Chili Fermented Shrimp Sambal
  • 1 tablespoon kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
  • tablespoon soya sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese wine
  • tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Garnish: Chopped Chilied and Chopped Cilantro

How to Stir Fried XO Sauce Char Kway Teow with Wagyu Beef:

  1. Mix the wagyu beef with the marinade the ingredients , set aside, leave the wagyu beef to marinated about 30 minutes
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok until smoking hot, pour the marinated wagyu mixture then stir fry the beef until charred for about 2 minutes, set aside.
  3. Mix the kway teow or rice strip noodle with the marinade the ingredients, set aside
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok until smoking hot, pour the flat rice noodle and duck egg mixture then quickly stir fry the rice noodle until charred for about 3 to 5 minutes, set aside.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok pan, sauté the garlic, shallots and ginger untill golden brown, add the chinese sausage and the seasoning mixture (Chinese XO sauce, Sambal Belachan or Chili Fermented Shrimp Sambal, soya sauce, Chinese wine,  oyster sauce, and sesame oil)
  6. Add charred rice noodles and stir fry for about 4 minutes till lightly browned
  7. Add the stir fried beef, scallion, beansprout, then pour the remaining 1 beated duck egg and then quickly stir fried it for another 2 minutes
  8. Served the Stir Fried  Wagyu Beef Char Kway Teow with XO Sauce, garnish with chopped cilantro and chopped chili

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Recipe Steamed Prawn with Spicy XO Sauce (Chili, Garlic, Ginger and Chives)

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Recipe Steamed Prawn with Spicy XO Sauce

Steamed Prawn with XO Sauce Recipe. Steaming tiger prawn with XO sauce recipe is quick, simple, and easy within elegant and mind blowing delicious result. I love steaming any kind of seafoods, lots of practices made me pretty good at it. I’ve posted several Delicious Steamed Fish Recipe,  two Steamed Scallops Recipe, two Steamed Crab Recipes, Steamed Lobster Recipe and also Steamed  Clams Recipe,  but ain’t any steamed prawn or shrimp recipe here, then boom; here it’s now!!!

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Steamed Prawn with Spicy XO Sauce

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XO Sauce (Lee Kum Kee Brand)

XO sauce is a savoury bomb, that’s the correct definition for my taste buds. Chinese XO sauce made of  several premium dried seafoods, including dried scallops or conpoy, dried fish and shrimp, sometimes crab and shrimp roe, Chinese ham/Iham, and abalone added too to XO Sauce. The roughly chopped rehydrated dried seafood then cooked  slowly with chili peppers, onions, and garlic then added cognag or other old liquor, this is what XO (extra old) Sauce name comes from. I’m using Lee Kum Kee Brand XO Sauce for this recipe, it’s savoury enought even without any Iham at all (it’s also Halal). Lee Kum Kee penetrated Indonesia with their halal version sauces and condiments because the Indonesian majority population is moslem.

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Steamed Prawn with Spicy XO Sauce

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Steamed Prawn with Spicy XO Sauce

My fellow friend Conor Bofin on his Steamed Cod Fish with Saffron and lemon Recipe had a very fancy looking photographs because the pricey saffron threads is clearly visible laid over the sliced lemon instead of over the cod fillet for favouring photography session over flavouring function. Got me into a lil bit of dilemma, but then i decided that ain’t gonna did that on this recipe, that’s why you saw the chinese sausage as the main visible topping over my steamed prawn instead of some stringy dried scallops as the main ingredients of  XO sauce. Yup, i put the damn expensive Lee Kum Kee XO  Sauce (16 USD for 80 grams) directly over the prawn meat and  stuffed some of it in the prawn head, the end result made me not feeling regret at all.

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Steamed Prawn with Spicy XO Sauce

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Steamed Prawn with Spicy XO Sauce

Very fresh tiger prawn or shrimp cleaned, the tail butterflied from the back side and then steamed with spicy chinese XO sauce.The savoury XO sauce acompanied with lots of chopped fresh chilies, garlic, ginger and white part of chinese chives then finelly topped with my Homemade Chinese Sausage or La Chang. Make sure you finely chopped all the spicy topping for steaming prawn to ensure all the spiciness goodness released once the prawn cook in the high heat steam. No need more oil added into the steamed prawn, beside the umami oil from the XO sauce, the chinese sausage fat rendered during the cooking too.

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Steamed Prawn with Spicy XO Sauce

Steamed prawn recipe  is easy, but a little bit tricky. Timing is the key of any steaming seafood. DO NOT OVERCOOKED! prawn or shrimp because the flesh gonna be tough and rubberry.. You should stop steaming the prawn until nearly done, the remaining heat will throughly cooked the prawn meat in the platter. When you throughly cooked  the prawn in the steamer, it will be overcooked once you serving it in the dinner table.  Medium size  prawn or large shrimp that already butterflled need about 3 to 5 minutes to be cooked in the steamer.

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Fresh Tiger Prawn in Spicy Xo Sauce with Chili, Garlic, Ginger, Chinese Sausage and Chives

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Fresh Prawn with Spicy XO Sauce with Bamboo Skewer on it

The freshness of the prawn or shrimp is the key for making a delicious steamed prawn.  First, you should choose the freshly catch prawn, or even better if you had live prawn that swimming in the tank, just the same whan you want to make  Raw Shrimp or Prawn Sashimi Recipe. The meaty part of the tail butterflies and then the vein removed. I put some bamboo skewer from the body to the tail stighly through out the prawn to prevent the tail curled up once it cooked.

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Sweet and Succulent Steamed Tiger Prawn

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Steamed Prawn with Spicy XO Sauce, Damn Delicious!!!

The steamed tiger prawn in spicy XO sauce is damn delicious. The tiger prawn is really sweet and succulent with all the savoury and umami flavour of the XO sauce and spicy bursting aromas and flavour of spices blended into an very seductive food porn scene. I love steamed chinese sausage too, it’s soften and the translucent fat give and extra kick into the whole dish.

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Recipe Steamed Prawn with Spicy XO Sauce (Chili, Ginger, Garlic, Chinese Sausage and Chives)

Recipe Steamed Prawn with Spicy XO Sauce (Chili, Ginger, Garlic, Chinese Sausage and Chives)

Ingredients

  • 500 gr, 8-10  medium size tiger prawn (you can replace with any kind of lobster or shrimp)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or lime juice
  • 1/2 cup 40 grams XO Sauce (I’m using Lee kum Kee Brand XO Sauce)
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 or more chili pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 thumb size ginger,finely chopped
  • 10 chinese chives separate the green and white parts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Homemade Lap Cheong or Chinese Sausage, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • bamboo skewer

Garnish: chopped chilies and green part of chives

How to Make Steamed Prawn with Spicy XO Sauce:

  • Preheat the steamer over high heat
  • Butterfly the the prawn tail from the back without cutting the dorsal shells, devein and clean it under running water
  • Springkle the salt and drizzle the lemon juice over the prawn, let it sit for 5 minutes and then discard the dripping liquid
  • Spread the XO sauce  over the prawn meat and stuffed some in the head
  • Put another topping over the prawn and XO sauce
  • Insert the bamboo skewer through out the prawn from the head straight to the tail 
  • lay the XO sauce prawn over heatproof  and then steam the prawn for about 3 to 5 minute
  • DO NOT OVERCOOKED the XO sauce steamed prawn , so check the prawn doness every minute
  • Served the XO sauce steamed prawn immediately with the garnish

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Chinese Style Steamed Live Lobster with Garlic, Ginger, Scallion and Soy Sauce

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Chinese Style Steamed Lobster with Superior Soy Sauce

Steamed live lobster in Chinese Style with Garlic, Ginger, Scallion and Superior Soy Sauce Recipe. Cantonese style steamed lobster is less popular compare to the stir fried, but i assured you this simple steaming version is delicious too. Live or very fresh lobster steamed and then served with it’s very own natural sweetness and a hint of garlic, scallion and ginger infused in a superior soy sauce mixture. Steamed lobster is a very easy,  simple and yet elegant dish that would impressed everybody.

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Chinese Style Steamed Lobster with Garlic, Ginger, Scallion and Soy Sauce

The chinese style steamed lobster recipe is an alternative quicky dish. Beside the fact that steaming is one of the healtiest way of cooking, the result is surprisingly superb. Lobster is lobster right, it must be succulent and delicious even if you simply eat the raw lobster straight away after you freshly killed and shuck the meat of the live lobster. I’ve try lobster in very different way but none of steaming method before,  so you should give it a try sometimes. Here’s the list of of lobster recipes;

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Cantonese Style Steamed Lobster with Garlic, Ginger, Scallion and Soy Sauce

Cantonese style steamed lobster recipe is a very easy and quick to prepare. The live lobster killed and cleaned first, since I love the lobster tomaley and all the goodness in the head so i let it steamed whole. If you didn’t want that part you can halved the shell then removed the tomaley under running water first. The cleaned lobster then laid in a heatproof glass bowl, meanwhile the chopped  garlic, ginger and white part of the scallion stir fried until charred and caramelized in a smoking hot wok pan with a little ammount of lard or oil first. The garlic mixture then boiled slowly with superior soy sauce for about 10 minutes until the garlic, ginger and scallion flavour infused to the soy sauce. After the soy sauce coolled down a little bit, i sieved the soy sauce with cheese cloth first before used for unecessary good looking presentation.

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The Lobster Anthena Sneaking Out from the Steamed

How to steamed the whole lobster is one the hell of hillarious steps, once again for unnecessary presentation i insist to kept the spiny lobster long anthena, it’s even sneaking out from the steamer. The cleaned lobster dredged with the garlic, scallion and ginger infused soy sauce then the entire bowl wrapped goodly with aluminium foil to lock the moisture while the steaming process. No need to discard the steamed lobster drippping liquid first before put the soy sauce, simply mix it all the way. Steamed lobster dripping is sweet without fishy odor at all unlike the Cantonese Style Steamed Live Grouper Fish dripping that really smells muddy and fishy. Hot sesame oil poured to the steamed lobster and then garnished with chopped cilantro and julienned ginger just before serving.

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Live Bamboo Lobster

I purchased the live bamboo lobster from Iane Fish Market that located on Jl. Kebagusan dalam I no.42, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta. The live bamboo lobster in this recipe weighed about 350 grams and cost me about 14 $ (40 USD/kg). Iane fish market is a trusted live seafood distributor that provide many kinds of farmed live seafood, including many kinds of groupers; mouse grouper, coral trout, mud grouper. Beside, they provide several variant of lobster, including slipper lobster, bamboo lobster, and sand lobster. One thing for sure, they provide it with much more afforable price tag rather than fancy live seafood restaurant all over Jakarta. Handling live lobster is really pissing me off,  the lobster can’t stand still and kept cracling all over once i tried to photograph it, so i sedated the lobster by put in in ice bath first.

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Chinese Style Steamed Live Lobster


Spinny lobster is the only lobster available here in Indonesia, it’s easily noticed for it’s spiny head, clawless body with a very long anthenas. Tropical ocean didn’t suits any clawned lobster like Maine lobster. I’m using live bamboo lobster for this recipe, the shell isn’t as hard as the clawned lobster and it’s made easier to crack open. The meat and shell weight ratio of spiny lobster is less compare to the clawned lobster once it cooked, but it much more succulent and sweeeter than the clawned lobster. So made your own choices, you can use the Maine lobster or even prawn instead of spiny lobster for this recipe.

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Chinese Style Steamed Whole Bamboo Lobster

Steaming whole lobster is tricky, timing is the key of any steaming seafood. DO NOT OVERCOOKED lobster because the lobster meat  gonna be tough and rubberry. Trust me, you won’t ever wanted to overcooked your pricey steamed live lobster. You should steamed the lobster until nearly done, the remaining heat will throughly cooked the lobster meat. When you throughly cooked  the lobster, it will be overcooked once you serving it in the dinner table. 7 to 10 minutes is what needed to steamed whole lobster in  medium size (about 300-500 grams).

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Steamed Live Lobster with Superior Soy Sauce

The steamed lobster served with a dip of black vinegar, ginger and chopped bird eye chillies. Sounds boring, but trust me, your taste buds will apreciate the sweetness and the soft texture of the steamed live lobster. The steamed lobster with garlic, ginger, scallion and soy sauce is already delicious without any dipping actually, but it’s too obvious that anything taste better with chilies for my Indonesian licking.

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Recipe Chinese Style Steamed Live Lobster (Cantonese Style Steamed Lobster with Superior Soy Sauce, Garlic, Ginger, Scallion and Cilantro)

Recipe Chinese Style Steamed Live Lobster (Cantonese Style Steamed Lobster with Superior Soy Sauce, Garlic, Ginger, Scallion and Cilantro)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium size live bamboo lobster (you can replace with any kind of lobster or prawn)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar (or rock sugar)
  • 2 tbsp of premium light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp premium mushroom sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp of sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for stir frying
  • 2 tbsp  of  angciu /chinese cooking wine
  • 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cm knob of ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 scallion (white part only), finely chopped

How to Make Chinese Style Steamed Lobster:

  • Mix all liquid ingredients and dissolved the rock sugar on it prior to steaming the lobster, set aside
  • Rub the lobster lighly with salt and lemon juice, set aside
  • Heat the olive oil in a wok until smoking hot, then stir fry the garlic, ginger and scallion until fragrant, charred and completely caramelized
  • Pour the soy sauce mixture and bring it to boil, simmer for about 10 minutes, turn off the heat then set aside (i sieved it with cheese cloth before use),
  • Put the lobster in heatproof steaming pyrex bowl, cover the bowl with alumunium foil
  • Steam the lobster about 5- 7  minutes until done depending of the lobster size
  • DO NOT OVERCOOKED, so check the steamed lobster in the  couple of last minutes
  • Put the fish in a serving plate, garnish with chopped cilantro then pour the sesame oil

Garnish: Chopped cilantro

Dipping sauce *optional : Chinese Black Vinegar, Soy Sauce, Jullienned Ginger, Chopped Bird Eye Chillies

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Recipe Ebi Sashimi (Japanese Sliced Raw Live Shrimp or Prawn, Served with Soy Sauce Dip)

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Ebi Sashimi ( Japanese Style Sliced Raw Prawn or Shrimp)

Homemade Ebi Sashimi is a Japanese simple dish consisting thinly sliced of very fresh raw flesh from live shrimp or prawn.  Sashimi lloterrary means “pierced meat”,. The preparation of ebi or prawn sashimi is quite simple, no need of cooking, just a chef’s knive skills involved. The live shrimp or prawn used to be prepared just before serving, even it’s ususally prepared by sushi chef right infront of the hungry customers. The chef twist the body of the prawn to separate it from the head, devein, cleaned, sliced  and then served, that’s it!. Most of you may think it’s sounds icky, but i’m pretty sure that i had a pretty high standard of taste buds,  you should try give it a try first!, don’t overthink and then you’ll gonna love it. I love eating raw prawn, shrimp or lobster, if you want to introduced yourself with eating  raw seafood, i think my spicy and tasty Live Lobster Ceviche Recipe will be a great starter, just adjust the ingredients with prawn, shrimp, scallops or any fish fillets you’ve got.

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Raw Prawn Sashimi

Prawn sashimi used to be served ikizukuri style; the prawn or shrimp flesh is thinly sliced while the head laying beside is still crawling, twitching, and moving. If you didn’t had a stoneheart like mine and consider it’s over than too fresh, ask nicely to the chef to remove the head from the serving plate. Instead of discarding the prawn or shrimp head, the sushi chef used to deep fried or grill it to made a little side snacks. But i think i’m not gonna do that, i’m gonna made a shrimp or prawn head miso soup using my Japanese Lobster Miso Soup Recipe.

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Live Giant Tiger Prawn Swimming in a Tank, Ready to Catch for Making Ebi Sashimi

I’m using live giant black tiger prawn for making this prawn sashimi. The giant tiger prawn was pretty huge, weight about 150-200 grams each and about 25-30 cm long, only six of seven of giant tiger prawn for a kilo. Tiger prawn flesh got a bluish translucent color when it’s raw. Live giant tiger prawn is not available at all market here in Indonesia, you can go to trusted supplier of live prawn. In jakarta there  several live prawn supplier; Iane fish market, Everfresh fish market, Bandar Djakarta Fish Market or in Grand Lucky Supermarket. If you can’t access the live prawn or shrimp, purchase the vaccum packed ones with certified sashimi grade.

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Live Tiger Prawn Compeletely Sedated in Ice Cold Water on a 12 Inches Shallow Porcelaine Bowl

Killing live giant tiger prawn for making sashimi is another tricky problems. My palm is almost injured once i try to grab it with my bare hands. I was trying to handle it with my hands and taking it’s photograph, but it’s keep jumping all over and made a hillarious kitchen mess.  My sister told me that she used to sedate the lobster or catfish with ice cold water and lucklily once i try it, it’s works. The ice cold water made the prawns sedated without killing them.  I put one of the live giant tiger prawn in a 12 inches (30 cm diameter) bowl filled with ice cold water to compare the  prawn size. The freshness of the ingredients is the key of delicious sashimi. Never buy raw shrimps or prawn from market stalls to make shrimp sashimi, even it’s freshly caught, the fluctuative temperature during the transportation may degraded it’s qualities. So, i personally only eat sashimi once it’s only from a live prawn or shrimp.

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Fresh Raw Prawn Meat with Bluish Translucent Color

Before you thinking to made your own prawn sashimi, you should know there’s several rules to follow for making a delicious, edible and SAVETY prawn sashimi.  Prawn sashimi is eaten raw,  any improper preparation and excessive intake can lead to food poisoning.  Any raw animal product like raw prawn flesh is a high risk food. Marine prawn or shrimp are commonly used in prawn  sashimi.  Their shells are easily contaminated by pathogens, like Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio cholera, the risk even higher with eating raw freshwater prawn or shrimp. In order to reduce the risk, you should pay extra attention on the following tips to make prawn or shrimp sashimi at home :

  • If you had live shrimp or prawn, keep it  alive as long as posible, kill it just before served as sashimi,
  • If you had a vaccum packed prawn or shrimp with cerrtified sashimi grade, thaw it in the fridge overnight or submerged the whole package in a cold water before making sashimi, never thawing it in room temperature or your sashimi prawn or shrimp gonna be spoiled.
  • Keep all the tools clean and properly desinfected for making sashimi, stop handling sashimi if there are accidentally wounds / cuts on your hands.Cleanliness is the law for the sushi chef!!!
  • Keep the shrimp or prawn cold, right after you dressed the live shrimp or prawn, put some ice to kept it cold, it’s better you served prawn or shrimp sashimi over a bed of ice.
  • Keep it fast and moving, dress your prawn or shrimp quickly and served it immediately, it’s better to served raw prawn or shrimp sashimi within 2 hours after the prawn or shrimp killed and dressed.
  • Incase your sashimi is not fresh or with a strange taste (usually from the frozen vaccum pack), stop eating it.
  • Consult the doctor  if gastrointestinal symptoms appear after eating raw shrimp or prawn sashimi
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Prawn Sashimi Served Over Rice Vermicelli

Prawn sashimi  is typically draped over a garnish. The typical garnish for serving sashimi is shredded or grated daikon white radish, sisho or perilla leaf, sliced lime or lemon, and boiled rice vermicelly. Sashimi is normally served only with a dipping soy sauce, wasabi paste, and  thinly jullienned fresh ginger. I used to add some chopped birs eye chillies and chinese black vinegar. Chilli and vinegar may overpowering the natural sweetness of the raw prawn or shrimp flesh, but a splash made the sashimi tasty even more. Wasabi paste give extra hotness flavor and it’s  also killing harmful bacteria and parasites that could be present in raw seafood

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Giant Tiger Prawn Sashimi

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Raw Live Prawn Sashimi with Savoury , Sweet, Succulent, Bounchy and Crisp Flesh

How does raw prawn or shrimp flesh taste like ?? well to answer that question, at least you’ve gotta try once. Raw prawn or shrimp meat taste savoury and umami sweet with a hint of the sea, live prawn or shrimp meat  isn’t fishy at all . The texture is succulent and bounchy with a tone of crisp, just like a cross combination of konyaku jelly and agar with a little bit of crisp when you chew it. Giant tiger prawn flesh got a pretty nice flavour, eventhough the meat isn’t as sweet as Amaebi shrimp that used to be served as ebi sashimi in Japan.

Ebi Sashimi Recipe ( Live Prawn or Shrimp Thinly Raw Sliced Meat):

  • 1 kg of live giant tiger prawn or shrimp
  • ice box with crushed ice block
  • ice cold freshwater
  • 1 medium size daikon radish, peeled
  • 1 lemon or lime, thinly slice
  • 1 pack rice vermicelly, cooked with package instruction, set aside
  • sisho or perilla leaves
  • Sesame Seed, toasted

Ebi Sashimi Prawn or Shrimp Sashimi Dipping Sauce Recipe:

  • Kikkoman (Japanese sauceapanese soy sauce)
  • Wasabi Paste
  • Thumb size fresh ginger, thinly jullienned*optional
  • Chinese black vinegar*optional
  • Bird eye chillies, finely chopped*optional

 How to Make Ebi Sashimi (Thinly Sliced Raw Prawn or Shrimp Meat):

A. How to humanely killed live shrimp or prawn:

  • Add about 3 -4 cups crushed ice in 1 litre water, put the live shrimp or prawn on it, close the bown with lid incase the shrimp trying to jumped out
  • Wait until 2-3 minutes until the shrimp or the prawn  is totally onconcious but still alive
  • Hold the live shrimp or prawn with both of your hand, twist the body againds the head to compeletely seperate it
  • Washed the head and also the body under running ice cold water and put the cleaned shrimp or prawn on ice box
  • Repeat this step one by one until all your shrimp or prawn is cleaned
  • REMEMBER TO KEEP THE SHRIMP OR PRAWN COLD

B. How to Prepare or Dress Shrimp for Sahimi:

  • First you have to devein the prawn or shrimp, using a sharp tiny scissor, cut the back of the shrimp and pierce the middle side of the back longitudinally
  • Discard the entire vein
  • Peel off the shrimp or prawn meat from the shell
  • Washed it with running ice cold water from any debris or shell fragment and put it in the ice clean box
  • Repeat this steps until all the shrimp or prawn meat is compeletely peeled
  • You can thinly slice, or butterflied  the meat first, but i like to split it in half and then cut into bite size
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Raw Giant Prawn Sashimi, Deveined and split into two, ready to cut into bite size

  • Keep the sliced raw prawn or shrimp meat for sashimi in ice box before serving
  • REMEMBER TO KEEP THE SHRIMP OR PRAWN COLD

C. How to Arrange Prawn or Shrimp Sashimi Platter:

  • The simple platter of prawn or shrimp sashimi may vary a lot, but i like to put mine in a shallow plate
  • Put the grated daikon and sisho leaf side by side
  • Lay the rice vermicelly and arrange the sliced raw prawn or shrimp sashimi over it
  • Put few slice of lemon or lime as a garnish
  • Served the raw prawn or shrimp sashimi aside with the dipping sauce
  • I like to hold the sliced raw prawn or shrimp sashimi and the rice vermicelly with chopstick and then dip it into the dipping soy sauce, then eat and enjoy it!!!

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Lobster Ceviche Recipe with Cherry Tomatoes and Kaffir Limes

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Recipe Lobster Ceviche with Cherry Tomatoes and Kaffir Limes

Lobster Ceviche Recipe with Cherry Tomatoes and Kaffir Limes. Ceviche, also called cebiche, or seviche a  dish made of fresh diced raw seafood that pickled or cured in a citrus juices with addition of chopped chillies, onions and among other seasoning. Ceviche is popular appetizer in Central and South America region and considered as Peru national herrittage dish. Ceviche is mostly made of raw fish fillet like tuna, salmon, Chilean seabass or other white flesh fishes, but it’s can also be substitude with any kind of seafood like shrimp, squid, scallops and also lobster tail meat. I’m such a fanatic fans of lobster, i’ve made French Style Lobster Thermidor Recipe, Roasted Lobster with Brown Butter, Garlic, Ginger and Soy Sauce Glaze Recipe, Chinese Style Lobster with Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce Recipe, Japanese Style Lobster Miso Soup Recipe, French Style Butter Poached Lobster with Fennel & HerbsItalian Style Spicy Lobster Pasta with Cherry Tomato, Chilli and Garlic Greens, and  Balinese Style Grilled Lobster with Spicy Chilli Sauce Recipe; none of the list of lobster recipe using raw lobster meat, i guess this lobster ceviche is worth to try.

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Lobster  ceviche  with cherry tomatoes recipe is pretty American style since i add some chillies, finely chopped onions and served it with corriander leaves. Instead of using cooked lobster like commonly lobster ceviche recipe on the internet, i just blanched my lobster on a boiling Homemade Bouquet Garni infused water. I’m not attemt to cooked the lobster, but i guess i had to do this since peeling lobster tail meat without prior blancing could be such  a big mess and not that easy to do, beside that, blanching could sterilized the lobster shells. To prevent the remaining blanching heat cooked the lobster meat, i dip the blanced lobster in a large ice bath to suddently lower the temperature and stop the cooking process, remember that warm uncooked meat is the best inviroment for bacteria to growth too.

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Making lobster ceviche and any other uncooked raw seafood dish is sounds intimidating to almost amateur cook, not exception for myself. I guess it’s slightly challanging; but first, you should really know how to handle the raw lobster tail meat properly. The first and the key of the safe and also delicious lobster ceviche is the freshness of the lobster meat. I guess it’s preferred the live lobster rather than the frozen, but if you can access the live lobster at least choose the ‘sashimi grade’ which is usually vaccum packed frozen lobster tail meat in a gourmet store. Freshly cought lobster for making ceviche is quite bargaining, as long as you make sure it’s really fresh. Never even thought to use the died lobster in a traditional or even worst in a supermarket that probably laying there more than hours. Once you’ve got the lobster, you need to clean and wash all the equipments to making the lobster ceviche, including your hands. Keep all the ingredients in a cold temerature between 0° C to 4° C, which means refrigerate right after you cut the lobster meat. For savety reason, i didn’t recommend raw lobster ceviche for a pregnant woman because her fetus (unborn baby) are at risk if she eats raw or undercooked seafood, considering that raw seafoods are possibly and more likely contain parasites or bacteria than foods made from cooked seafood.

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I’m making my homemade lobster ceviche and cherry tomatoes with a relatively medium size spinny lobster weighed about 350 grams. I purchased the live spinny lobster from Iane Fish Market that located on Jl. Kebagusan dalam I no.42, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta. Iane fish market is a trusted live seafood distributor that provide many kinds of seafood, including many kinds of lobster, slipper lobster, coral trout, mouse grouper, mud grouper and many more. One thing for sure, they provide it with much more  bargain price tag rather than fancy seafood restaurant. For the cherry tomatoes, i use tri color cherry tomatoes; green, red and yellow cherry tomatoes that quite pleasant for eyes. I didn’t sure if it’s from different species but i guess the green ones is the raw state of either of the red nor the yellow cherry tomatoes.

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To made my lobster ceviche special even more, i’m using local kaffir limes called jeruk junggaor asam jungga, an endemic Varieties of kaffir limes that grown in North Sumatra and you know what, i’m feeling so damn lucky since my causin flow it away with her from our Bataknese descent land. For the record, asam jungga or jeruk jungga is pretty damn pricey in Jakarta, especially for the bataknese people since authentic Arsik or Naniura using it. Jeruk jungga or asam jungga could be worth about IDR 7.000-15.000 (70¢- 1.50¢ USD) for each of it. The distict different of jeruk jungga and common kaffir limes is the thickness of the skin; jeruk jungga got much more thinner than kaffir limes. The limes pulp within the ceviche is a great touch too, bursting sourness when you blast the pulp out while chewing the succulent lobster meat.

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The authentic lobster ceviche made of raw lobster tail meat, but i guess the term raw is not fully truth since the meat protein is denaturated with the additional of acid liquid which is lime juice.  Lime juice is  actually citric acid could break the bridge or chain of protein amino acid in the lobster meat and turn it out into opaque, just like a process of denaturation by heat or cooking. Beside that crappy chemistry, citric acid or low Ph liquid could kill several kind of bacteria and parisites, not all but i guess it’s fine because many people didn’t get died of it anyway. Traditionaly, lobster ceviche was marinated for about three to five hours, but i gess some restaurant just made it after the order comes. Lobster ceviche usually served with Homemade Crispy Tortilla  Chips or Homemade Toasted Bruchetta.

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Lobster Ceviche Recipe with Cherry Tomato and kaffir Lime


Lobster Ceviche Recipe with Cherry Tomato and  kaffir Lime:

  • 1 medium size live lobster (about 300-500 grams)
  • 150 grams cherry tomatoes (green, yellow and red cherry tomatoes), thinly slice
  • 2 Jeruk Jungga or Asam Jungga (Kaffir Limes), juiced one and a half of it and carefully pulped the rest of it
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar or honey
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black peppercorn
  • 2 tbsp minced cilantro or flat leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 bird eye chillies #optional
  • 1 Homemade Bouquet Garni

How to Make Lobster Ceviche with Cherry Tomatoes:

  • Bring a pot of salted water containing bouquet garni to a boil. Add the lobsters and blanch it until the shell turning red  for about 1 minute. Transfer the lobsters to an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
  • Once the lobsters are cool enough to handle, twist the tail and away from the head to seperate them. 
  • Remove the lobster meat from the tail, remove the middle vein and thinly slice the lobster meat into bite size. Put it in a clean airthight container and put it directly to freezer.
  • I recommended to freeze it for about 1 hour before adding the rest of the ingredients.
  • Combine the lobster tails with lime and the rest of the ingredients, chill it for up to 5 hours.
  • Serve the lobster ceviche with cherry tomatoes chilled with Homemade Crispy Tortilla  Chips or Homemade Toasted Bruchetta

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