Crab Rangoon Ravioli
Crab Rangoon Ravioli
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No, this is not a crab and cream cheese wonton in a ravioli, how odd would that be? Think of Crab Rangoon filling in a ravioli, how awesome does that sound?
Servings Prep Time
20-22 ravioli 20 minutes
Cook Time
5-10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20-22 ravioli 20 minutes
Cook Time
5-10 minutes
Crab Rangoon Ravioli
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No, this is not a crab and cream cheese wonton in a ravioli, how odd would that be? Think of Crab Rangoon filling in a ravioli, how awesome does that sound?
Servings Prep Time
20-22 ravioli 20 minutes
Cook Time
5-10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20-22 ravioli 20 minutes
Cook Time
5-10 minutes
Ingredients
For the Filling
For the Egg Pasta Dough
Servings: ravioli
Instructions
For the Egg Pasta Dough
  1. In a large bowl, add the flour and mix in the salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and crack in the eggs. Use your fingers to slowly mix the eggs and flour together until it forms a ball, it will come together. Knead the dough for just a few minutes, adding flour if it starts to get sticky. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in the fridge while you prep the filling.
For the Filling
  1. For the crab, you can use canned (drained), fresh picked, or even imitation. If using imitation, just cut each crab stick into 1/4 inch pieces and use your hands to break them apart, very easy and will be the first way I prepare this.
  2. Mix up the filling in a bowl, room temp, you want the filling to be good and soft as you are going fill some raviolis with this. Cover and set the filling aside.
To Assemble the Ravioli
  1. Feel free to make your ravioli in squares, rounds, or half moons, your preference. For this recipe, I will use a 3 inch dumpling press.
  2. Take your dough from fridge and cut into quarters. Using 1 piece of dough, flour a a work surface and roll out the dough with a rolling pin, get it as thin as you can.
  3. When the dough is rolled out, cut circles just a bit larger than the press.
  4. Take a circle and flip it over and place on the press, push down in the center to fit the press, then press along the edges to make sure dough it tight on the press.
  5. Take about a teaspoon of filling and place in the center of the press. Use a brush and brush one side of the edge of the press with water.
  6. Fold the press in half and squeeze to crimp the edge, any of the dough that comes out from the press, just scrape off with a knife. Open the press and remove the ravioli and place on a lightly floured plate.
  7. Take the leftover dough, form into a ball, roll out and repeat the steps. I used 2 pieces of dough from the original ball and made 15 ravioli.
To Cook and Serve
  1. Use any sauce you like, prepare your sauce or used jarred, your preference. A tomato pasta sauce, or an Alfredo sauce.
  2. When your sauce is simmering, go ahead and cook the ravioli.
  3. Heat a pot of salted water to boiling. Add some ravioli using a slotted spoon without over crowding the pot, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, remove with a slotted spoon to a plate.
  4. Ladle on your sauce, and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

The Cream cheese will cost about 60 Baht/125 grams. The imitation crab will cost about 50 Baht/140 grams. (When I buy fresh crab, I will price this once I pick 140 grams.) Figure 3 servings, this is about $1.08 per serving.

Inspired by a conversation with Spend With Pennies and the link to the Crab Rangoon recipe is here.
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Crab Rangoon Grilled Sandwich
Crab Rangoon Grilled Sandwich
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No, this is not a sandwich with the crab and cream cheese wontons grilled between bread, think of the filling grilled between bread 😉
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Crab Rangoon Grilled Sandwich
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No, this is not a sandwich with the crab and cream cheese wontons grilled between bread, think of the filling grilled between bread 😉
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. For the crab, you can use canned (drained), fresh picked, or even imitation. If using imitation, just cut each crab stick into 1/4 inch pieces and use your hands to break them apart, very easy and will be the first way I prepare this.
  2. Mix up the filling in a bowl, room temp, you want the filling to be good and soft as you are going to spread this after the first slice of bread is in the pan. Heat a non stick pan on medium low or low heat.
  3. Spread some mayo on two slices of bread, place one slice, mayo side down in the hot pan, spread some filling on that slice, be generous, then top with the second slice of bread, may side up.
  4. When the bottom is golden brown, flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
  5. Remove from pan, cut in half from corner to corner, or best you can with homemade bread, serve.
  6. Repeat for additional sandwiches.
Recipe Notes

The Cream cheese will cost about 60 Baht/125 grams. The imitation crab will cost about 50 Baht/140 grams. (When I buy fresh crab, I will price this once I pick 140 grams.) Figure 3 servings, this is about $1.08 per serving.

Inspired by a conversation with Spend With Pennies and the link to the Crab Rangoon recipe is here.
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Crab Rangoon
Crab Rangoon
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To clear things up, this is not Chinese in origin, this is American, but does sound really good, as I love Cream cheese and crab, but I will use imitation crab for starters, easier to get and lower cost.
Servings Prep Time
18-20 wontons 15 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Servings Prep Time
18-20 wontons 15 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
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To clear things up, this is not Chinese in origin, this is American, but does sound really good, as I love Cream cheese and crab, but I will use imitation crab for starters, easier to get and lower cost.
Servings Prep Time
18-20 wontons 15 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Servings Prep Time
18-20 wontons 15 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: wontons
Instructions
  1. For the crab, you can use canned (drained), fresh picked, or even imitation. If using imitation, just cut each crab stick into 1/4 inch pieces and use your hands to break them apart, very easy and will be the first way I prepare this.
  2. In a small bowl, add the Cream cheese, crab, spring onion, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix until combined.
  3. Lay out a wonton wrapper, place about 1 teaspoon of filling in the center. Base this on the size of your wontons. The wrappers I use are about 3 inches on each side.
  4. Wet your finger in a small bowl of water and run it across the 4 edges, need to dip your finger in water a few times doing this.
  5. Now, pull up two opposite corners and press them together to seal the top,
  6. Now bring up the other two corners and seal them at the top and press together the 4 seams to seal them as well. Place the wonton on a sheet of parchment.
  7. Repeat for the remaining wontons.
To Deep Fry
  1. Heat about 1 to 1 1/2 inches of cooking oil in a large deep pan or a heavy pot. You want the oil hot but not smoking. Your preference on the oil, rice bran oil would be a good choice.
  2. Carefully place the wontons in the hot oil and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, do not overload the pan, until nice and golden brown. Remove wontons to paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining wontons. My wife is cooking the wontons on the left, I am cooking some fish on the right.
To Bake
  1. Preheat your oven to 220 C (425 F)
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. and arrange wontons in an orderly fashion. Spray with cooking oil, a oil mister would be perfect for this, for folks in the US, feel free to use a cooking spray of your choice.
  3. Another option is to lightly, and I mean lightly, brush each wonton with oil. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Keep in mind baked will not be as crispy as the deep fried, but just as good in flavor.
  4. Serve with dipping sauces of your choice.
  5. I served these as a side with some fish and long beans I cooked.
Recipe Notes

The Cream cheese will cost about 60 Baht/125 grams. The imitation crab will cost about 50 Baht/140 grams. (When I buy fresh crab, I will price this once I pick 140 grams.) Figure 6 servings (3 each 6 people for appetizers), this is about 54 cents per serving.

Inspired by Spend With Pennies and the link to this recipe is here.
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Crab Mac & Cheese
Crab Mac & Cheese
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This sounds absolutely delicious. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
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This sounds absolutely delicious. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 190 C. Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until just tender, drain well and return to the pot.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat and melt the butter. Add the shallot and garlic and cook until fragrant and softened, about 3 minutes. Add flour and whisk until combined and golden brown, about 1 minute. Add milk and season with salt and pepper to your liking. Simmer 2 minutes, until sauce is thickened and smooth.
  3. Stir in 1/2 of the white cheddar and mozzarella until melted then remove from heat.
  4. Add the sauce and crab meat to the pot with cooked pasta and stir until completely combined. Pour into a large baking dish, sprinkle with the remaining Cheddar and parsley and bake until bubbly, about 20 minutes.
  5. Serve.
Recipe Notes

I cannot price this until I get a price on 500 grams of lump crab meat. I will say fair cost for now.

Variant: I will play around with this also using imitation crab which would be a cost saver as well.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Cha Lua Soup
Cha Lua Soup
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Asian soups are very easy to make, and most times, normally no quantities of ingredients is needed and is easily adapted to suit your choice for a soup. I made this on 28 Oct 2017 and I wrote down what I used, so the quantities listed are in fact, a good base to work from. This soup was very much liked by the Thai family as well as myself. This soup is a keeper. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
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Asian soups are very easy to make, and most times, normally no quantities of ingredients is needed and is easily adapted to suit your choice for a soup. I made this on 28 Oct 2017 and I wrote down what I used, so the quantities listed are in fact, a good base to work from. This soup was very much liked by the Thai family as well as myself. This soup is a keeper. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Ingredients
For Thickening, Optional
Servings:
Instructions
  1. In a medium pot, fill about 3/4 full with water and add the chicken breasts, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer, you are making the broth. Skim any foam from the water as that forms. About 30 minutes for bone in chicken breasts and 15-20 minutes for boneless and skinless. When the chicken is done, remove from the pot, shred or chop, and add back to the pot. Here I am cooking the chicken breast and three small ears of corn, which provided 2 cups when cut off the cobs.
  2. This is optional but if you want to make a really great broth, add a chopped carrot, an onion cut in half, and a chopped stalk of celery (Trinity), after the chicken is cooked through, let it cool to room temp, then your chicken will be juicier, strain the broth and return it to the pot, discard the vegetables. I made some great broth 3 days ago, had a quart of it I put in the fridge, I added that to the pot you see in the photo after the chicken was cooked.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, cube the sausage, chop the spring onions and cilantro, and if using crab sticks in place of real crab meat, chop that up as well.
  4. After the chicken is shredded and added back to the broth, add in the sausage, spring onion, crab meat, corn, and quail eggs. Simmer for 10-15 minutes to heat everything through.
  5. Ladle into bowls, sprinkle on some cilantro or dill, and optionally, crack in a fresh egg if desired, enjoy.
For Thickening, Optional
  1. Mix the cornstarch in the cold water, and mix that into the soup to slightly thicken the soup. This is totally optional, and I did not do this step as I was very happy with the consistency of the soup.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Shortcut: Perfect Hard Boiled Quail Eggs.

Variant: 1. I think spaghetti, just bit, broken into 1-2 inch pieces, added to the soup would be good way to change it up.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Crab Cakes
Crab Cakes
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These sound delicious! On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
3-6 servings 1 1/2 hours
Cook Time
10-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-6 servings 1 1/2 hours
Cook Time
10-20 minutes
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These sound delicious! On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
3-6 servings 1 1/2 hours
Cook Time
10-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-6 servings 1 1/2 hours
Cook Time
10-20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with foil, set aside.
  2. Combine the eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire, Old Bay, celery, and parsley in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Check the crab meat for any shell, Add the crab and panko, gently fold mixture together until just combined, being careful not to shred the crab meat. Shape into 6 crab cakes, about 1/2 cup each, and place on the baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat a large nonstick pan on medium heat and coat with the cooking oil. When oil is hot, place crab cakes in the pan and cook until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes per side.
  5. Serve with tartar sauce or lemon wedges.
Recipe Notes

I cannot price this until I buy a load of crab and shell them to get 500 grams. Crabs from a local fisherman would be the cheapest, buying canned or frozen would be costly.

Shortcuts: Old Bay Seasoning, Tartar Sauce.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Garland Davis, US Navy Cook (Ret).
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Easy Crab Bombs
Easy Crab Bombs
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Sounds delicious! On my to cook list. I would use fresh crab cooked yourself and picked, prep time does not reflect this step. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Easy Crab Bombs
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Sounds delicious! On my to cook list. I would use fresh crab cooked yourself and picked, prep time does not reflect this step. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C.
  2. Place crab meat in a mixing bowl, remove any stray shell fragments. Add crushed crackers, Old Bay seasoning, and parsley, gently toss together.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, mustard, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Pour mixture over the crab meat and gently mix, careful not to break up large lumps of crab meat.
  4. Shape into golf ball sized balls and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Drizzle with melted butter and allow to cool before serving.
Recipe Notes

I cannot price this until I make it in order to get the amount of crab needed. For now I will say fair value.

Shortcut: Old Bay Seasoning.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Maryland Crab Soup
Maryland Crab Soup
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Sounds delicious to say the least! On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
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Sounds delicious to say the least! On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a large pot or Dutch oven, and the spring onion, garlic, corn, mixed vegetables, cherry tomatoes, and 2 tablespoons Old Bay.
  2. Cook on medium high heat until the tomatoes are soft and can be crushed with a wooden spoon. Then stir in the diced tomatoes and bring to a slow boil.
  3. Add the stock or water, parsley, crab claw meat, and remaining Old Bay. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
Recipe Notes

I cannot price this until I get to Makro to get prices on the crab meat.

Variants: Add chopped bacon, chopped zucchini, pinch of cayenne pepper.

Recipe and photo provided courtesy of good friend, Edward Coleman.
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Eggplant, Crab, and Cheese Bake
Eggplant, Crab, and Cheese Bake
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This is the large purple eggplant, this used to be imported but are now grown in Thailand. This recipe was given to me by a good friend in the US, and it does sound tasty! I cannot price this until I buy more eggplant.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Eggplant, Crab, and Cheese Bake
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This is the large purple eggplant, this used to be imported but are now grown in Thailand. This recipe was given to me by a good friend in the US, and it does sound tasty! I cannot price this until I buy more eggplant.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Heat a pan on medium heat and add a splash of olive oil.
  2. Place some flour on a plate or shallow dish and season with salt and pepper to your liking. Coat the eggplant slices in the flour and place in the hot pan, cooking these in batches. After a minute or two, check the bottom of the slices, if golden brown, flip them over, when the bottom is golden brown, remove from the pan and place on a baking sheet in a single layer. Add more olive oil as needed and heat that up before adding another batch.
  3. When all the eggplant has been fried and on the baking sheet, sprinkle some crab meat on each slice of eggplant, then top each slice with some shredded cheese. Place in the oven until the cheese melts and just starts to brown up. Remove from oven and serve as a side with any main course of your choosing.
Recipe Notes

Low cost side dish.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Chuck Ruth.
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Shrimp Pasta Salad
Shrimp Pasta Salad
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Pasta salads I love, pasta salads with shrimp, even better! Ingredients are easily available, and if you are near the coast, the local caught small shrimp is very inexpensive. This is a base recipe, meaning change this up with anything you want, such as crab, imitation crab, more or less bell peppers for color, with our without relish or change to chopped pickles. Very easy dish to put together. I made this on 12 Oct 2016, modified to what I had on hand, and it is very good! Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Shrimp Pasta Salad
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Pasta salads I love, pasta salads with shrimp, even better! Ingredients are easily available, and if you are near the coast, the local caught small shrimp is very inexpensive. This is a base recipe, meaning change this up with anything you want, such as crab, imitation crab, more or less bell peppers for color, with our without relish or change to chopped pickles. Very easy dish to put together. I made this on 12 Oct 2016, modified to what I had on hand, and it is very good! Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Ingredients
For the Main Ingredients
For the Dressing
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a pot of boiling water, add the pasta and cook until just tender, drain and rinse under cold water. (I made this using #32 Maccheroni.)
  2. While the pasta is cooking, mix the dressing ingredients in a large bowl, then add the pasta and the rest of the ingredients and gently mix with the dressing. Place in the fridge for at least an hour to chill before serving. (I added the chopped items on top of the drained pasta, I like eggs in a pasta salad so I added a few chopped eggs as well.)
Recipe Notes

If you can get small White shrimp from a local fisherman, this is minimal cost. If you get from Tesco, the small Whites will run about 48 Baht for 250 grams, which is plenty. This is easily about 23 cents per serving for 6 servings. More than reasonable for a side dish with shrimp.

Variant: I think real or imitation crab would work well in this, either with or without the shrimp.

Shortcut: Dill Pickles.

Inspired by Spend With Pennies and the link to this recipe is here.
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