*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Grilled Sesame Crab Hash
 
 Recipe By     : Gary Strehl in “Terrific Pacific Cookbook”
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ethnic                           Seafood
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   12      ounces        lump crabmeat, picked clean -- shredded by hand
    1 1/2  cups          red potatoes -- cooked and diced
    2      medium        roasted red bell peppers -- diced
    1      large         egg -- lightly beaten
    1      tablespoon    Dijon mustard
    1      teaspoon      Worcestershire sauce
    1      teaspoon      ground red pepper
      1/4  cup           heavy cream
    1      tablespoon    fresh cilantro leaves -- chopped
    2 1/2  tablespoons   fresh lime juice
                         salt and pepper -- to taste
      1/4  cup           fresh bread crumbs
    3      tablespoons   sesame seeds, ground in a coffee or spice
                         grinder
    1      teaspoon      Oriental sesame oil
                         salt and pepper -- to taste
    1      tablespoon    light olive oil
                         (not virgin or extra-virgin)
                         ----------------------------------
                         Black Bean Sauce:
    1      tablespoon    peanut oil
    2      teaspoons     garlic -- minced
      1/2  teaspoon      crushed red pepper
    1      teaspoon      fresh ginger -- minced
      1/4  cup           fermented black beans -- well rinsed, chopped
    1      cup           fish stock, clam juice, or water
    1      teaspoon      oyster sauce
    1      teaspoon      dark soy sauce
      1/2  teaspoon      sugar, or more to taste
    2      teaspoons     cornstarch, mixed with
    1      tablespoon    cold water
                         ----------------------------------
                         Tomato Sauce:
    2      tablespoons   olive oil
      1/4  cup           shallots -- chopped
    1      clove         garlic -- minced
    4      large         tomatoes, firm, ripe and meaty, peeled, -- seeded
 and chopped
    2      tablespoons   fresh basil leaves -- slivered
 
 1.  Preheat the broiler.
 
 2.  In a large bowl, combine first 11 ingredients (through the first salt
 and pepper) and toss gently with two forks until well mixed.
 
 3.  Shape the crab mixture into 6 large patties.  Place on a rack in a
 broiler pan, brush with the olive oil, and broil until golden, about 5
 minutes.  Carefully turn on the other side and broil for 5 minutes more.
 
 4.  Place each patty on a plate and spoon 1/4 cup of  the black bean sauce
 on one side of the patty and 1/4 cup of the tomato sauce on the other.
 
 Black Bean Sauce (Makes 1 1/2 cups):  
 
 1.  Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add garlic, crushed
 red pepper, ginger and black beans.  Cook, stirring gently for 1 minute.
 
 2.  Add the fish stock (or clam juice, or water), soy sauce, oyster sauce,
 and sugar.  Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.  Add the cornstarch/water
 mixture and stir over low heat until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute.
 
 Tomato Sauce (makes 1 1/2 cups):
 
 1.  Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the shallots and
 garlic.  Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
 
 2.  Add the tomatoes and cook uncovered until the tomatoes are soft, about
 7 minutes.  Stir in the basil and cook for 1 minute.
 
                    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
 
 NOTES : “...a rapturous experience from the very first bite.”