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Thai crab paste

Olivia Jan 15, 2007 08:06 PM

I bought Thai crab paste, encouraged by a guy in the store who said "you should try it, it's good". The only thing is, is that I've been eating it on rice, and I'm sure there's more to it than that.

What do *you* use Thai crab paste for? And if I'm cooking with it, do I use it at the beginning or end of the dish?

Thanks!

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  1. foodyDudey RE: Olivia Jan 15, 2007 09:10 PM

    I highly doubt that it's meant for eating out of the bottle on rice. It's usually used during the prepartion of a Thai dish and would be cooked with the meat or vegetables. See this link for more info: http://importfood.com/cppk0701.html

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      lawellins RE: Olivia Oct 24, 2007 06:41 PM

      I use it for stir fry and anytime I want a salty fishy taste to deepen the flavor. Pad thai, comes to mind. Experiment!

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        reannd RE: Olivia Oct 25, 2007 08:27 AM

        Agree w.the salty fish. (my friend calls it Thai friend calls it stinky fish -- sounds appetizing huh).

        Usually I've seen it used on cucumbers & carrots as a dipper.. kinda neutralizes the whole thing.

        1. jasonsandeman RE: Olivia Jun 10, 2009 09:47 AM

          I find that you can heat up the crab paste, then saute your vegetables in it. I use it with snow pea vines and watercress!

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