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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Five Ways to Enjoy Your Kapiz Aligue

Big fan of aligue or the crab fat? I was lucky enough to discover the Kapiz Aligue from a friend of a friend who was more than happy to give us a sample of their product that is now available in the Davao market.

For those who are curious, aligue is the fat of the crab that is usually orange but is also that white-yellow part of the crab that gives a distinct taste. It is usually found in female crabs but recent technology has allowed male crabs to produce the same. It is very flavourful and can used to enhance many dishes or to be enjoyed with plain rice.

Kapiz Aligue is a bottle of pure sinfully delicious aligue from Capiz that is now available for purchase at a very affordable price—no need to buy kilos of crab to get that aligue you crave. So I took the liberty to share some of my suggestions to enjoy your Kapiz Aligue at home.




Aligue Fried Rice

You will need:

Oil
2 pcs medium eggs
¼ cup ( ½ stick) butter
1 tsp garlic, minced
2 tbsp Kapiz Aligue
4 cups rice
Scallions and green mango (optional)

Procedures:

Place non-stick pan in a medium heat and add oil. Beat eggs and place in the warm pan. Cook and dice into small pieces. Set aside.

In the same pan, add butter. Sauté garlic and add Kapiz Aligue. Add rice and diced scrambled egg. Serve with scallions and green mango.


Aligue-Shrimp Pasta

You will need:

2 tbsp oil (or butter)
1 tbsp garlic
1 tbsp onion
3 tbsp Kapiz Aligue
100 grams shrimp (or squid or diced tuna)
Salt and pepper
¼ cup milk or soup broth
100 grams cooked pasta
Cheese

Procedures:

In a warm pan, saute garlic and onion on low heat until brown. Add aligue and shrimps. Cook until shrimps turn orange. Add milk and bring to simmer. Toss in pasta and cheese.

Notes: If shrimps are unavailable, you may use squid, tuna or chicken. You may also add basil at the end to add more flavor.


Garlic Aligue Shrimp

You will need:

1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 stick butter
5 pcs siling labuyo, finely chopped
3 tbsp Kapiz Aligue
Shrimps
Salt
Parsley

Procedures:

Saute garlic until golden brown. Set at the side of the pan. On the other side, add in butter and siling labuyo. Cook until aromatic. Mix with the garlic and add in aligue. Cook shrimps in the aligue-garlic mixture and season with salt and parsley.


Enjoy as a Dip

You can also use Kapiz Aligue as dip for green mango or for cocktails by placing it on top of crackers.


Enjoy on plain warm rice

Squeeze a lemon or lime on top of your Kapiz Aligue and serve at the side of your warm rice. Plain and simple.



Kapiz Aligue can be order through their Facebook page or in the following stores for only Php 280 per 375-gram bottle:
  • Chikoy’s Lugawan, F. Torres Street (fronting Davao Wisdom Academy)
  • Caitlyn’s DImsum, #86 Circumferencial Road, Marfori Heights 

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