Gulai Manis Rajungan, West Sumatran Blue Crab Curry

Written by on June 14, 2012 in Sumatra Culinary with 0 Comments

Gulai Manis Rajungan, West Sumatran Blue Crab Curry


Gulai Manis Rajungan
West Sumatran Blue Crab Curry
recipe by Tabloid Nova, modified by me

5 – 6 blue crabs, brushed
1200 ml coconut milk (I combined 1000 ml coconut milk, 1/4 cup coconut cream, and 200 ml clam juice)
4 red/cayenne chilies, cut lengthwise
2 asam kandis (can be substituted for kokkam or gorakha, find this ingredient at Indian/Carribean stores)
2 lemongrasses, take the white parts and bruise
oil for stir fry

Grind into spices (bumbu/rempah) a paste
7 shallots
3 cloves garlic
3 cm long turmeric, roasted and peeled (can be used for turmeric powder instead)
2 cm long ginger, peeled
2 cm long galangal
1 tsp whitepeppercorn
1 tsp coroander seed
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt

1. Steam the crabs until turn colour.

2. At medium – high, heat up the oil in a pot. Stir fry bumbu/rempah paste until fragrant. Add chilies and cook until wilted.

3. Reduce the heat. Add clam juice, coconut cream and coconut milk.

4. Stir occasionally in order to have a good mixture not bursted one unti it’s boiled.

5. Add crabs and asam kandis, cook until the liquid thicken. Remove and serve with rice.

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