Monday, December 03, 2007

Stuffed Cucumber with Vegetarian Crab Meat Stick

Stuffed Cucumber with Vegetarian Crab Meat Stick
Stuffed Marrow Green with Vegetarian Crab Meat Stick (without Buna Shimeji)

This is a relatively easy recipe. Replace with marrow green (hairy groud) if you do not like cucumber, just steam a bit longer to ensure it is tender. The amount of vegetarian mock stuff used is very minimal. If not, try to stuff with mashed tofu with some seasoning or anything else you can think of. The sauce for this recipe is rather gluey, thin it with more water or reduce the amount of tapioca flour used if you prefer a thinner version sauce.

Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients (serves 4)
° 1 cucumber, peeled and cut into 4 or 8 sections
° 2 vegetarian crab meat sticks, cut into 4 or 8 sections
° ¾ tablespoon olive oil
° few buna shimeji (optional)
° few coriander leaves (optional), for garnish
° few slices red chilli (optional), for garnish

Sauce

° 180ml – 200ml water
° 1 tablespoon tapioca flour
° 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
° 1.2 teaspoon salt
° 1 teaspoon sugar
° pepper to taste
° dash sesame oil (optional)

Method
1. Cut a small square in the centre of the cucumber using a small sharp knife and removed the fresh. Stuff one section of vegetarian crab meat stick in it.
2. Arrange the cucumber in a heatproof serving plate. Stream for 10-15 mins or until tender.
3. Mix the all the sauce ingredient in a bowl and set aside.
4. Heat the oil in a wok. Add in the sauce mixture and stirring constantly until it thickens.
5. Drizzle the sauce over the cucumber.
6. Garnish with chilli and serve immediately.

4 comments:

Veggie Bun said...

Where did you buy those vegetarian crab stick?

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Veggiebun

Admirality Wet Market @ Admirality MRT. There is a vegetarian shop at the end.

Cheers, :)

Veggie Bun said...

Thanks! Now I know where to get nice supplies... :)
Hehe.. maybe I can try making my own veg chili crabsticks.. ahahaha

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

You are welcome Veggie Bun :)

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