Thai’ish Thursday

My lovely husband bought me a gift yesterday – the old romantic


He spent a good hour ‘dressing it’ for me and it given us loads of meat


Fresh crab is a wonderful thing, and we normally have it in a tian, layered with Advacado or crab salad, or crab and chilli linguine – all delicious but as I had spent most of the afternoon yesterday preparing a Thai style soup base, I wanted something to compliment it, so after a quick hunt through the interweb, I found a receipt for crab Rangoon,s for which I had all the ingredients for, if I swapped Spring roll  wrappers for filo pastry, and I will oven bake not fry 🤗 This is the recipe I used   I have some homemade sweet chilli jam to dip,them in 😍

For the stock, I put the chicken carcass from Sunday into the slow cooker yesterday, with some ginger, garlic, onion, lemongrass, chilli, corriander stalks to make some really good Asian flavoured Chicken stock. Once the chicken is cooked this means there are loads of bits of chicken meat too, which will be used – all that’s left is some skin and bones, which get thrown away.


To this stock, I will add some fresh herbs, Soy sauce, sliced spring onion, bell pepper and baby corn to bulk it out – soup done…


I would usually serve this with HM bread, but with the rangoon’s I won’t bother today.


If any of you have any crab recipes, please let me know 😀

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

3 thoughts on “Thai’ish Thursday”

    1. Hi,

      I mixed the crab with cream cheese, Ginger, Spring onions etc, so I would think if you used bell peppers etc instead of the crab you would get a lovely crunchy filling – ooooh water chestnuts would be good too – let me know if you try, I’ll be really interested how they come out X

      Jo 🙂


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