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Adobong Crab at Kangkong


Adobo……….The  first time I had a taste of this dish was I think back in the Philippines, to be specific I think it was in Dampa sa Libis. It is a famous fresh seafood wet market where in you will buy fresh seafoods or meat and let you decide how it will be cooked. It is a clean, great and comfortable place to enjoy your food. It is like a big wet market with restaurants on its vicinity. Now back to the dish, It is a crab cooked in our famous adobo way combined with ginger and kangkong……………………Did you know that crab is a good source of  lean protein, which has high protein which is good for athletes or body builders who doesn’t want to eat fish. Crab are also a good source for  chromium, which along with insulin helps in the metabolism of sugar maintaining the normal blood glucose levels. Also good for diabetic patients. ..

Ingredients: (serves 2-3 persons)

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 pcs medium crabs
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 medium sliced onions
  • 1 thumb size sliced ginger
  • 1 bunch of kangkong (river spinach)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 3 pcs dried chillies(optional)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • pinch of salt

Procedures:

  • in a pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onions and ginger, add in crab and seasoned with salt & pepper  and add the rest of the ingredients except kangkong and simmer for 3 minutes. add in kangkong and boil for another minute. Do not over cook crab as the fats melts.
  • serve hot!!

Adobong Kangkong (river spinach)


adobo……………Back in the Philippines, When we had a really tight budget and still want to eat a simple and great dish. We go for this dish. Just imagine a bundle of kangkong leaves( swamp cabbage or river spinach) is only priced at P5.00 or equivalent to 0.15 cents NZD you will have a health green leafy dish. Its a dish just flavoured with ingredients thats always present in our cup board, these are garlic, onion, soy sauce and salt and pepper. I think every kitchen has these type of ingredients……………………. Did you know that kangkong or river spinach. This plant is rich in iron, calcium, phosphorus, carotene, sitosterol, protein, vitamins A, B1 and C and has a lot of health beneficial amino acids. Other pharmacological effects includes antitoxin, laxative, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, homeostatic and sedatives (sleeping effects). Water or river spinach has a good effect in the intestines as it has purgative properties because of its fiber content. It also acts as insulin-like properties to control blood sugar for diabetes prevention.

Ingredients: (serves 6-8 persons)

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 medium liced onions
  • 3 bunches of kangkong
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 3 pcs dried chillies(optional)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • pinchof salt

Procedures:

  • in a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onions, add in kangkong seasoned with salt & pepper  and add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 1 minute.
  • serve hot!!
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