Sunday, February 21, 2010

Alaskan King Crab sauteed with Ginger and Scallions

Alaskan King Crab sauteed with ginger and scallions is a nice departure from the usual Dungeness Crab. Much more economic to cook King Crab at home, faster and fresher than dining out.

I find snow crab legs and king crab legs heavily salty so I like to poach them in water before firing up the wok.

  • Sliced ginger
  • Scallions - the white part of the green onion, I like the scallions whole.
  • Lots of minced garlic
  • Light soy sauce mixed with a little sugar to balance the flavor (enough to taste.)

    Ginger scallions Alaska king crab

    Cooking with the wok is a very fast process, have the ingredients close by.

    I poach the crab legs until they are cooked and heated through.

    -Lightly cover the wok in vegetable oil.
    -The wok is heated very hot, the metal almost turns red from the fire.
    -Throw in the garlic and ginger for a few seconds, until you smell the aromatics.
    -Toss in the crab legs and TOSS the wok.
    -While tossing the wok, drizzle the soy sauce.
    -At the last minute before plating mix in the green scallions.

    This dish doesn't take more than a few minutes once all the ingredients are ready to go.

    I use a tiny fork made especially for crabs to eat so there is no need to fight with a rock or mallet to crack the shells.

    Coming Soon: Salt and Pepper Dungeness Crab and Salted Egg Yolk Dungeness Crab (one of my favorites.)


foodhoe said...

wow, that looks fantastic! I love the big meaty alaskan king crab legs, but haven't ever tried to cook with it at home. The recipe looks simple enough, once I get my wok seasoned, I have to try this.

Erika said...

Why must I be allergic to seafood? I want this!! :)

bananas. said...

i just learned that my good friend's hubby is allergic to crab and lobster. i thought that's horrible. i can't even imagine a life without crab or lobster. it's so good.

雪糕 said...

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Erika said...

So this is sad. Yesterday when I was reading this post, it reminded me of something but I couldn't put my finger on it. I finally figured out what it is...Costco. There's a guy who works in the Costco meat/seafood department who has a crush on me - whenever I see crab I think of him. I'm sure he'd love to know that! :/

Carol Egbert said...

This looks delicious. Ginger has great flavor on almost anything . I love ginger tea.

woodsman said...

I've hade Lobster done this way. It was simple but outstanding.

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