Pity the other dishes at the dinner table when crab is served. Everyone is so focused on getting to every last bit of scrumptious crab meat, and slurping with pleasure, that by the time they're done, all the other food has become cold. And anti-climatic.
Like whole lobster and monster sushi rolls, crab is not a first date food. It's messy, and I have yet to meet anyone who looks attractive eating it. That said, if you want to make a great easy dish for intimate friends and family members (a.k.a. people you don't need to impress), give this crab recipe a try.
I learned this recipe from my grandpa, who loves crab so much he eats it once a week (apparently fresh crab at the wet market is even cheaper in Hong Kong than it is in mainland China.) And his method requires little more than ginger, scallions, and a cup of just-boiled salted water. No soy sauce, corn starch, or even rice wine needed.Read More