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If you are planning to retire in the Philippines soon, I suggest you visit several excellent websites on pro's and cons of retiring in the Philippines. However if you want to retire in the provinces, where life is simple, standard of living cheaper, less traffic congestion and pollution, availability of fresh seafood and vegetables compared to the big cities, my island province is the place for you! If this is your first time in my site, welcome. Please do not forget to read the latest national and international news in the right side bar of this blog. Some of the photos and videos on this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on the infringement of your copyrights. The photo above is the front yard of Chateau Du Mer-Our Retirement Home in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My Special Crab Omelet Recipe


With the price of Dungeness crab at only $2.99/lb in our neighborhood, It is now time again to feast on crabs.

My favorite crab omelet recipe( previously posted-11/23/13 on this blog) used shredded cabbage and potatoes* but no raisins, bell peppers, peas or tomatoes. That first recipe was a simpler recipe than this one. I love both recipes, but this one is special because it contain more ingredients that I like particularly the red bell pepper, raisins and the peas. My wife before her PD diagnosis usually prepare this dish only on special occasion like my birthday or a town fiesta using Philippines hard shell crab or soft shell ocean crab meat. Bon Apetit

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small potato, peeled and diced

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

3/4 pound fresh crab meat, drained and flaked

salt and pepper to taste

1 small tomato, diced

1 (1.5 ounce) box raisins

1/4 cup peas

1 red bell pepper, chopped

4 eggs, beaten

*Instead of potatoes, yakima, sincamas or Mexican turnips may be used

Directions

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry the potato in the hot oil until fork-tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to a plate lined with paper towels and set aside. Return the skillet to medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic in the remaining oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the crab to the skillet and season with salt and pepper; stir. Cover the skillet and cook for 2 minutes. Stir the tomatoes into the mixture and cook another 2 minutes. Add the raisins, peas, and red bell pepper to the mixture; stir and cook another 2 minutes.

Pour the eggs over the mixture. Cook until he eggs set, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the omelet and cook 1 minute more. Transfer to a serving plate and serve.

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