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Chilli Crab

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Level

difficult

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Cooking

-46 min

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Preparation

60 min

Ingredients

Servings

4
Mud Crabs
purchase in-store
2
Fried Mantou
16
Coriander Leaves
for garnish
Sauce
Eggs
beaten
2
Tomato Ketchup
13 cup
Sugar
3 tbsp
Tau Cheo
1 tsp
Cooking Oil
13 cup
Salt
12 tsp
Boiling Water
250 ml
Chilli Paste
Dried Chillies
deseeded and rehydrated in water
8
Candlenuts
6
Red Chillies
deseeded
5
Shallots
peeled
5
Garlic
peeled
5 cloves
Galangal
4 slices
Lemongrass
1 stalk
Belacan
toasted
2 tbsp

How to cook

Prepare the crabs

  • Clean the crabs and remove gills.
  • Cut the crabs into quarters then set aside.

Prepare the chilli paste

  • Place the shallots, garlic, red chillies, dried chillies, lemongrass, candlenuts, galangal and belacan in a food processor and blend into a smooth paste.

Start cooking

  • Heat oil in a wok over medium heat.
  • Add in the chilli paste and stir-fry until aromatic.
  • Mix in the tau cheo, sugar, salt and tomato ketchup.
  • Add crabs and mix to coat the crabs with sauce.
  • Add boiling water and cover the wok with a lid.
  • Lower heat and simmer for 8-12 minutes, until crabs turn bright red.
  • Slowly stir beaten eggs into sauce and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Dish out and garnish with coriander leaves then serve with fried mantou.
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