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Flower Crab Stew, Kkotgeh Jjigae
꽃게찌개

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healthy
soup
nut free
pescetarian
prep time: 
15 min
inactive time: 
0 min
cooking time: 
15 min
total time: 
30 min

Looking for something different for dinner? How about a seafood dish you've never seen before? Flower crabs are the most common crab used in Korean cuisine. They are low in fat and calories, but high in protien and nutrients. This dish can be served as a main entree with rice. Korean stews are supposed to be salty and meant to be eaten with rice to balance out the saltiness.

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Flower Crab 꽃게
¼ cupSoybean paste (Doenjang) 된장
4 cupsWater 물
1 tbsGochugaru, Korean Hot Pepper Flakes 고추가루
Green Onion 파
1 tbsGarlic (minced) 다진 마늘
      
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Optional Ingredients and Substitutions
Gochugaru (red chili flakes): Omit only if you cannot tolerate any spiciness.

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1. Wash & Clean

Wash the crabs thoroughly under running water. Lift up the apron of each crab (the flap of shell on its belly) to take the carapace (hardshell) off. Keep the carapace with the stuff inside. (It can also be used as a decoration as well.)

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Wash crabs

Lift up the apron

Take carapace off

Save the carapace

2. Clean

Remove all the gray gills and discard. Then, rinse the crabs lightly under running water.

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Remove gray gills

Rinse lightly

3. Cut

Using scissors, cut the main body in half.

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Cut in half

4. Seasoning

Pour 4 cups of water in a pot and dissolve ¼ cup of soybean paste into water.

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Dissolve soybean paste

5. Add red chili flakes

Add 1 tablespoon of gochugaru (red chili flakes) and mix.

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Add

Mix

6. Add ingredients

Put the cleaned crabs, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and ¼ cup of chopped green onion.

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Add

  • Cleaned crabs
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • 1 tbs minced garlic

7. Boil

Boil on high heat with a lid for 15 min. When it starts to boil, skim off foam.

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Boil with lid

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Skim off foam

8. Serve

Turn off the heat and serve!

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Serve

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