Assalamualaikum and hello everyone.In this posting I am sharing with you a simple yet delicious soup. It is not time consuming and doesn't require much ingredients. It is called Crab Soup(Sup Ketam) It is an excellent dish as a starter or for the breaking of fast.
For those of you who aren't too thrill over seafood,may substitute the crab with vegetables. Have fun trying the soup.Here's the video
Here's the recipe:
Crab Soup(Sup Ketam)
6 crabs ( remove the shells and cut the edges of the claws and legs and wash)
3 cloves of garlic (slice thinly)
1 big onion (slice thinly)
1in. ginger (slice thinly)
1 lemon grass (bruised)
juice from 1 lemon
2 tbs of cooking oil (as per your preference)
1 stem of lettuce (cut roughly)
1 stem of coriander leaf or about 2 tbs when cut
1 stalk of spring onion (cut roughly)
1 tomato (cut into small wedges)
1 jug of water (or as much as you want the soup to be)
salt to taste
some thai small chillies or pepper
1) Heat the oil in a pot or non-stick deep pan.
2) Saute the onion, garlic, ginger and lemon grass for a minute until a bit soft.
3) Add water, crabs and mushrooms. Let it boil for few minutes.
4) Add lemon juice,salt, tomatoes,all the leaves and chilies or pepper.
5) Let it boil for another minute or so.
6) Ready to serve.
Enjoy with hot rice or just have it as is with bread if you prefer.
THE GIFT OF LIFE
To me the gift of life is water. As we speak tens of thousands of Somalians are flooding into Kenya and Ethiopia to escape the famine that has befallen their homeland. The country has not had rain for several seasons killing the livestock and destroying all their crops. Children, the sick and the old died by the thousands daily. This is the worst drought and famine the world has ever seen in a long long time.
I hope in this hard time, God knows we are all facing some problems of our own too, we could still in a small way help to feed the dying people of Somalia.
Somalia is a country besieged by war, malnutrition, poverty and diseases...and now famine.May Allah give us the means to ease their burden and hardship.
Something to ponder about generosity:
Allah (SWT) says in the Noble Qur'an: "By no means shall you attain to righteousness until you spend (benevolently) out of what you love; and whatever thing you spend, Allah surely knows it." (3:92)
Till we meet again. Take care.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan
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