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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!!

Steamed Kangkong with bagoong(river spinach)


Steamed Kangkong……………..A very simple and healthy way to eat this vegetable. I just want to share you guys how Filipinos enjoy this green leafy vegetable. We usually dip this into a bagoong isda(Philippine anchovies) sauted with onions and tomatoes. You can paired this for fried fish, fried pork or even chicken. The fish on the background is a black snapper, I wish I had a Tilapia (well it looks like tilapia anyway). Believe me, if this dish is on the table, It will be a war of food and my wife(LOL)………………….Did you know that river spinach  contains more than a dozen individual flavonoid compounds, which work together as cancer-fighting antioxidants. These elements neutralize free radicals in the body and thus help to prevent cancer. Some studies for women showed less breast cancer cases among those who ate this type spinach on a regular basis. …. Believe it or not? There is nothing wrong eating this kind of spinach!

Ingredients: Serves 2-3 persons

  • 1 bunch of kangkong
  • 1 medium onions
  • 2 tomatoes quartered
  • 1/4 cup bagoong isda
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Oil for frying

Procedures:

  • In a frying pan, heat oil and fry fish on both side. set aside
  • In a small teflon pan, heat little oil and saute onions and tomatoes until lightly brown, the pour in bagoong isda and water. set aside
  • In a sauce pan of boiling water. Blanch or steam kangkong, serve hot with the sauce and fish.
  • Enjoy!
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