Korean Spicy Crab – Gye Muchim
I love taking my time to browse the aisles of the wonderful markets in Las Vegas Chinatown. Often, something new to me will catch my eye that I can’t resist trying. This treasure, from the fresh kimchi deli-counter in the Greenland Korean Market might be the most remarkable find yet.
Blue crabs (the kind used for Maryland steamed crabs) are quartered and marinated in an intense chili sauce fragrant with ginger, garlic and sesame oil. The crabs are sweet, spicy, salty and finger licking good. Along with some plain rice, and an icy cold bottle of soju, a Korean beverage similar to vodka, the chilled crabs made for one of the most extraordinary lunches I have had in recent memory. They are insanely delicious, and I fear, very addictive.