Oneeda's Kitchen Blog

Chilli Crab Recipe

Posted on: May 28, 2010

Ingredients:

1 live mud crab, or 1 king crab or 4 small sand crabs or blue crabs
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 clove crushed garlic
3 dried red chilies – soaked, drained and chopped
2 tbsp chili sauce
4 tbsp tomato sauce
1 cup hot water or chicken stock
1 tbsp cold water
½ tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp corn starch
4 spring onions – chopped
1 egg white

method:

Drown crabs in cold water – one or two hours
Remove the shell from the body and clear away fronds
Remove claws and crack
Leave legs attached to body
Cut body in half
Cut each half into thirds
Fry crab pieces in hot wok – 3 to 4 minutes
Set crab aside
Drain all but 1 tbsp of oil from the wok and reheat
Stir in garlic, chilies, sauces, stock or hot water, salt and sugar
Stir corn starch into cold water until smooth
Slowly whisk corn starch mixture into wok and bring to boil.
Return the crab to the wok
Add spring onions and toss until crab is cooked
Stir in egg white until sauce thickens
Serve immediately with coconut rice or jasmine rice.

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