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Stir Fried Lemon Grass Crab

Updated on August 12, 2011

Stir fried lemon grass crabs is one of the dish that my mother use to cook for me to eat when I was little. This has always been my favorite and still is. My mother cook it much different from many of the Khmer and Thai people that cook in the restaurant. Her mother use to make these and she pass it on to my mother and now my mother is passing it to me to start a generation. And I’ll pass it on to my children when I have one. Therefore, I decided to share it. First of all you needed:

3 or 4 crabs. Chop them..
1 chopped lemon grass
4 pickled rhizome
One thinly cut galanga
Half a teaspoon turmeric powder
5 or 6 chopped lime leaves (Kaffir leaves)
Oyster sauce
Chopped garlic

Thinly cut the lemon grass, pickled rhizome, galanga, and lime leaves then grind it in the blender machine. Then add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Grind it till it is fully mixed like water. Heat the peanut and fry it till its golden brown.

First you grab a frying pan…of course…then you add oil and garlic. Inside of the crab you see their intestine and so on. You take their intestine stir fry it then add oyster sauce. After about 2-3 minute, add the mixture of lemon grass, pickled rhizome, glanga, lime leaves and turmeric powder from they blending machine into the frying pan. After that, add 3 table spoon of sugar and 2 tablespoon of salt. Mix it for 5 minute then add the crab in. Mix the grab until it is fully cook. You will see some of the crab juice developing then add peanut. After about 10 minute add onion. (Cut the onion too) Enjoy! :)


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      chanroth 6 years ago from California, USA

      Yes, lemon grass is very nutritious. What else is interesting about lemon grass is it also help cleanse your skin. My mom taught me this, boil hot water...pound the lemon grass until flatten and put it in the boiled water. Leave it to boil until 30 minute and then you make yourself a tent, find a safe place to put the hot pot and make yourself a home. Like in the steam spa. This will make your skin look natural and younger. A lot of woman would use wrinkle cream to put on their face, but my mom doesn't, she uses lemon grass. Lemon grass do use in cooking but is not eaten that often by people because our stomach doesn't digest lemon grass that great like the other types of vegetable. We just suck out the juice. Pure vitamin. Thank you!


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      billips 6 years ago from Central Texas

      This is a very interesting hub - I had no idea that lemon grass was eaten cooked - I often have it in drinks as it is supposedly very nutritious - thanks for some new knowledge - B.

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      chanroth 6 years ago from California, USA

      Hi Naomi, thanks! :)

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      Naomi's Banner 6 years ago from United States

      Beautiful pics. Looks like a very good recipe and the wonderful thing about it is it's handed down through generations. Good Hub!