Alupihan Dagat in oyster sauce (Mantis Shrimp)
Mantis shrimp….. The first time I saw this kind of seafood, I am asked my self? Can this be eaten? and if so, Is there any meat inside? I can not answer the question unless I tried it. The answer is…….Yes, It can be eaten and Yes it has lots of meat inside. To make it more flavourful, I cooked it asian style accompanied by river spinach (kangkong) and seasoned with oyster sauce. YUMMM!!!!………..Did you know that this mantis shrimp is a good source of heart healthy omega 3′s are also thought to reduce the inflammation, enhance immune function, and even lower the risk of certain types of cancer…….
Ingredients: serves 4 persons
- 1 kilo mantis shrimp
- 2 tbsp oil
- 3 tbsp garlic
- 1 small chopped onions
- 1 stalk chopped onion leeks
- 1 thumb size sliced ginger strips
- 1 bunch kangkong leaves (river spinach)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp corn starch dissolve in 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- salt and pepper
- In a pan with cover, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and ginger. Then add inmantis shrimp and half cup water and cover. boil for 5 minutes or until mantis shrimp turns orange color.
- Add in river spinach then combine soy sauce, oyster sauce to dissolved cornstarch with water and pour into shrimp.
- Cook for a minute and serve hot.