April 11, 2016
Jaiba Tacos…Homemade! 😀
These came out soooo good, we can’t wait to make them again!
Jaiba is a type of blue crab found in Ecuador. We bought it locally for $15 for approx. 2.5 lbs of fresh, shelled meat.
I cooked the 1 lb of crab meat for 5 minutes in a saucepan with the juice of 3 limes, 3 TBSP of chopped red onion, and 2 TBSP of chopped pineapple.
I removed it from the heat and tossed in 4 TBSPS of green onion and 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro.
I placed this mixture onto empanada dough discs (they are similar to a pastry dough) that I cooked on one side only in a light olive oil/sunflower oil mix. Cooking them on side only left them pliable enough to fold for “tacos”.
Then, I topped them with diced pineapple and red onion.
Fresh ingredients are everything! And these delicious tacos were full of fresh flavor 😀