BUN RIEU CUA (Crab)
1 can of 14 oz of crab or shrimp paste in spices ( we like Lee Brand)
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup of crab meat, either fresh or canned/frozen drained
1 lb of ground pork
1 Tablespoon of fish sauce
1 Tablespoon of sugar
1 large onion–I used a whole one and just throw in the broth (washed and peeled)
1 Tablespoon of of fine shrimp paste..man thom…very salty so be careful
1 Tablespoon tomato paste…if you want the red color …
1/4 Cup of dried shrimp (soaked in warm water)—optional
8 cloves minced garlic
10 medium sized fried tofu (halved)
1 bunch of green onion–chopped
Cook the vermicelli noodles and set aside.
At the same time add pork or chicken stock into large pot and bring to boil.
***I used a food processor to make my crab mixture
In the meantime, make the crab mixture. Combine ground pork, crab, can of crab meat in spices, shallots, fine shrimp paste, fish sauce, dice garlic, pepper, and sugar. Add the beaten eggs and mix well. I actually put it all in a food processor and pulse it a few times …so it can mix and chopped up.