2.5lb red king crab…chop in half if legs are too long to fit in the pot.*Make sure you wash off any sand from the crab if you see any.
0.75-1lbsalmon…optional. Other seafood works too!
1/2large napa cabbage…chop to 1-2 in. width.
2leek…use white part, chop to 1-2 in. width.
1packsilken tofu…cut into 1-2 in cubes. Firm tofu works but I prefer silken.
1packshimeji mushuroom…oyster mushroom, shiitake mushroom or enoki mushroom are great for hot pots, too.
Crab Porridge (after eating hot pot)
2cupscooked rice...sushi rice or medium Calrose rice
1cupcooked seafood…save some crab meat and salmon from the hot pot
left over soup stock
Optional sauce & spice
Japanese Hot Pepper (Ichimi or Shichimi)
Prep : Broth for Crab Hot Pot
Add water, dashi pack, konbu and crab in a clay pot and boil under medium-high heat for about 15-20 min, covered. Take out crab & dashi pack. Broth is ready.
Crab Hot Pot
Place crab, napa cabbage, leek, salmon, tofu, mushrooms & shirataki in the pot and cook for about 15 min or until napa cabbage gets tender, covered under medium high heat. (No need to fit all ingredients in at once since you can make multiple batches. I usually use about 1/2-1/3 of each ingredient per batch.)
Serve in individual bowls and enjoy with ponzu, hot pepper. Cooked rice will be perfect to eat with hot pot.
Repeat #1-2 until you get full or use all the ingredients but remember to save about 1 cup of seafood for the porridge. Make sure to scoop everything out before moving onto the next batch.
Crab Porridge ("Shime" = closure)
Boil the leftover broth from the hot pot.
Add rice, egg, seafood & green onions and cook for about 5 minutes, covered under low-medium heat. If the liquid evaporates and the ingredients start to stick to the pot, add 1/2 cup of water. Add more as necessary.
Serve in individual bowls and enjoy. Optionally, eat with ponzu & hot pepper.
The porridge is best to eat right after it’s cooked but if you would like to save some for later, rice will gradually absorb the broth and the porridge will get clumpy. In that case, mix in some water when reheating.
Keyword crab, hot pot, seafood, winter
Crab Hot Pot & Crab Porridge https://www.saltharvestcreatives.com/japanese-winter-dish-crab-hot-pot-porridge/ December 31, 2020