Taba ng Talangka Rice Recipe

Crab fat - so rich and so irresistible.

May 2007 | By
Taba ng Talangka Rice Recipe
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Rice and Grains


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May 2007

Crab fat—so rich and so irresistible. Serve this with Grilled Chicken-mansiPork BarbecueGrilled Pininyahang LiempoSpicy Grilled Prawns. Click link for more grilled seafood recipes

Serves 2 to 3  Prep Time 10 minutes  Cooking Time 10 minutes

1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/3 cup taba ng talangka (crab fat)
1 teaspoon atsuete (annatto powder), 
           soaked in 3 tablespoons hot water then strained
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 cups of rice
sliced calamansi

 In a hot pan,  saute the garlic and crab fat in the olive oil. When the mixture starts to bubble vigorously, add the atsuete juice. Cook for about 30 seconds. Add the rice and cook until rice is fully coated in the crab fat.

 Serve with calamansi slices and your favorite grilled seafood, pork, or chicken.

Shopping tip:  
There are many vendors of taba ng talangka out there who claim to be selling pure crab fat. Their claims do not always hold up. Try several brands and compare the quality until you are satisfied you've found the best.


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