Using Herbs and Spices


Chili Crab Recipe

Chili Crab Recipe

Ingredients :

2

1/2 cup

1/4 cup

1 medium

5 cm

4 cloves

5

2 cups

1 cup

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

Fresh crabs approximately 500 g each

Plain flour

Cooking oil

Finely chopped onion

Fresh ginger finely grated

Finely chopped garlic

Red chilies, finely chopped

Bottled tomato pasta sauce

Water

Soy sauce

Sweet chili sauce

Rice vinegar

Soft brown sugar

Method :
  • Wash the crabs well and scrub the shell.

  • Using a large cleaver, cut the crabs in half and rinse well under cold water, carefully removing the yellow gills or spongy parts.

  • Hit the legs and larger front nippers with the flat side of the cleaver to crack the shell. This is to make the eating process easier.

  • Lightly and carefully coat the shells with a little flour.

  • Heat about 2 tablespoons cooking oil in a large wok and cook 1 1/2 crab at a time, carefully turning and holding the crab in the hot oil until the shell just turns red.

  • Repeat with the remaining crab halves.

  • Add the remaining oil to the wok and cook the onion, ginger, garlic and chili for 5 minutes over medium heat and stirring regularly.

  • Add the tomato sauce, water, soy sauce, chili sauce, vinegar and sugar. Bring to boil and cook for 15 minutes.

  • Return the crab to the wok and simmer, turning carefully in the sauce for 10 minutes or until the crab meat turns white.

  • Do not overcook.

  • Serve with steamed rice.

Note : It is important that you use only freshly caught crabs.

 

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