so after a weekend of eating lots of really heavy food, Sunday night SW wanted some crab…perhaps another feast at Crustacean’s? (iheartfoodsss.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/crustaceans/)
I thought to save some $, it would be fun to make it myself at home! I’ve made a Crustacean’s inspired roasted garlic pepper crab before (several years ago) and I thought now would be a good time to do it again.
We happened to be near by Chinatown so we were able to pick up our ingredients while taking a stroll around. For some reason, walking around Chinatown never gets old for me and I still find it to be really fun looking at all of the knick-knacks, souvenirs, etc that the vendors are selling. Perhaps it’s nostalgia of my junior high years when I would hang out there with my friends heh. Yup, that’s probably it.
So, we got everything to make our crab dinner:
— 2 pound live crab. check.
–noodles to make ‘garlic noodles’. check.
–some veggie side dish. check.
I used the recipes from RasaMalaysia.com for both the crab & garlic noodles:
Stir-fry half way and then bake:
The Finished Product:
mmm…it came out really good! The flavors were perfect–super peppery and garlic-y! SO worth cooking it yourself if you can get fresh crab. The garlic noodles were really tasty as well. I’m really excited to share that the entire meal cost less then $20!!! And just one crab like that in a restaurant (Crustaceans, PPQ, R&G Lounge) would be over $30
Crab: $5.99/lb = $13
Noodles: $1.19 per pack
Bok Choy: $2.00
Garlic, Butter and other seasonings I already had at home.
For this cost, I told SW, next time, he could have a whole crab to himself!…
which means, I’d get a whole one to myself too 😛