Taba ng talangka

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Taba ng talangka
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Top: A spoonful of bottled taba ng talangka, Bottom: River crab aligue
Alternative namescrab paste, crab roe, taba ning talangka, pula, tabang talangka, aligi/alige, aligué/aliguí
CourseCondiment, ingredient
Place of originPhilippines
Similar dishesbagoong

Taba ng talangka (Tagalog pronunciation: [tɐˈbaʔ nɐŋ tɐlɐŋˈkaʔ]), also known simply as aligi (Tagalog pronunciation: [alɪˈgɛ]; Spanish: arigue[1] o aligué), is a Filipino seafood paste derived from the roe and reddish or orange tomalley of river swimming crabs or Asian shore crabs (talangka).[2][3][4]

Commercially sold variants of the condiment are sautéed in garlic, preserved in oil, and sold in glass jars.[5] In parts of Pampanga and Bulacan, a preparation of the dish called burong taba ng talangka (fermented crab roe) consist of fresh river crabs stored covered in salt as a method of preservation. This variant is served during mealtime and is immediately consumed due to its perishability once removed from the salting container.[6]

It can be served as an accompaniment to white rice, used as a condiment, or used as an ingredient in various seafood dishes. Most notably, it is used as an ingredient of a variant of sinangag (Filipino fried rice) known as inaliging sinangag.[7][8]

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  1. ^ Machuca, Paulina (2021-08-08). "La herencia asiática en México: nuestra cuarta raíz". El universal.
  2. ^ Nora Narvaez-Soriano (1994). A Guide to Food Selection, Preparation and Preservation. Rex Bookstore, Inc. p. 111. ISBN 9789712301148.
  3. ^ Edgie Polistico (2017). Philippine Food, Cooking, & Dining Dictionary. Anvil Publishing, Incorporated. ISBN 9786214200870.
  4. ^ Cid Reyes & Gilda Cordero-Fernando (1991). Kusina: What's Cooking in the Philippines. Larawan Books. p. 10.
  5. ^ Pineda, Maida; Lopez-Quimpo, Candice. "50 dishes that define the Philippines". CNN travel. CNN. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Burung Talangka-Procedure". 20 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Aligue Rice". Ang Sarap. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  8. ^ Alvarez, Lhas. "Seafood Aligue Fried Rice Recipe". Retrieved 10 April 2020.