Using Herbs and Spices


Fried Chili Crabs Recipe

Fried Chili Crabs Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

2

1/2 cup

2 teaspoons

3 cloves

3

1/4 cup

1/4 cup

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

Medium size raw crabs

Peanut oil

Finely grated fresh ginger

Garlic, finely chopped

Fresh red chilies, seeded and chopped

Tomato sauce

Chili sauce

Sugar

Light soy sauce

Salt

Method :
  • Wash the crabs well, scrubbing away any mossy patches on the shell.

  • Remove hard top shell, stomach bag and fibrous tissue and with a cleaver chop each crab into 4 pieces or 6 pieces if they are large.

  • Heat a wok, add oil and when oil is very hot, fry the crab pieces until they change color, turning them so they cook on all sides.

  • Remove to a plate.

  • Turn heat to low and fry the ginger, garlic and red chilies, stirring constantly, until they are cooked but not brown.

  • Add the sauces, sugar, soy sauce and salt, bring to the boil, then return crabs to the wok and allow to simmer in the sauce for 3 minutes, adding very little water if sauce reduces too much.

  • Serve with white rice while hot.

 

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