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Home-made crab and shrimp balls

Sunday, March 30, 2008 | Labels: , , |

It's easy to make crab or shrimp balls at home. You may substitute the crab and shrimp with fish or other types of shellfish if you so wish e.g. scallops, squid etc. I prefer to make my own ones as I am able to minimise the fillers and I usually chop my shrimp coarsely to have an added 'bite'.



1/2 pound shrimp, coarsely chopped
1 cup of canned or fresh white crabmeat
1 tbsp scallions, finely chopped (optional)


Dash of sake
1 tbsp light soy sauce
Dash of sesame oil
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp mirin

You will need:

Shrink/ food wrap
1 egg white to bind the ingredients


Firstly, mix all the above ingredients together, either in a food processor or as I did, simply chop them all up together, mixing as you do so. Mix in the seasoning and blend well. Remember to add the egg white as well which will serve to bind the mixture. Next, cut out 8 5"x5" squares of the wrap and set aside. Spoon about 1-2 tbsp of the mixture (depending on what size of the seafood balls you want) into the middle of the square and wrap tightly while forming a ball with the seafood mixture. Double wrap the 'plastic ball' with another layer of food wrap and twist to secure tightly. Repeat with remaining mixture and squares until done. Finally, simply heat ample water for boiling and boil the wrapped seafood mixtures for 15-20 minutes. Unwrap the plastic and you're ready to serve! After boiling, you may also opt to deep-fry or pan-fry the seafood balls.

These make good appetisers or may also be served in broth.

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