Steamed Stuffed Crab

Mawk Poo Paeng

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Traditional Recipes of Laos

By Phia Sing

Published 1981

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Ingredients

  • 5 crabs of the kind called poo paeng, the crab which has yellow matter inside the shell, cooked—lift off their upper shells, remove and discard their aprons (the ‘tails’ underneath their bodies) and wash the crabs
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Method

Mix together in a large bowl the minced pork, the sticky-rice flour and the pounded ingedients. Sprinkle with salt and add fish sauce. Taste and check the saltiness. Then add the ground black pepper and the chopped spring onion leaves. Stuff this mixture into the (upper) crab shells until they are full. Replace these stuffed upper shells on the bodies of the crabs, wrap the cra