Fast Chilli Crabs

by Sjaiful A. on Thu, January 10, 2013

Who doesn’t like chilli crabs? We do realise that it’s a bit pernickety to cook crustaceans but this recipe is super simple, quick and easy to remember since the sauce uses 3 of everything.

These crabs are out of this world!

Serves 3 - 4 people

A super crab recipe using things you can find in your kitchen

Eat with some lovely deep fried mantou buns

Foodster's Verdict

Fast Chilli Crabs


  • Preparation
  • Total
    6 flower crabs (you can also use mud crabs)
    4 cloves garlic, crushed
    8 bird's eye chillies (cili padi)
    4 Tbs cooking oil
    6-7 stalks dried chillies
    1 onion, sliced
    Some fresh coriander

    For frying:
    1 cup flour
    1 tsp white pepper
    Pinch of salt

    The 3 Sauce:
    3 Tbs plum sauce
    3 Tbs sweet Thai chilli sauce
    3 Tbs tomato ketchup
    3 Tbs sweet soy sauce
    3 sour plums

1. Dip crabs in flour, pepper and salt mix and fry for 2 minutes each. Take out a set aside.

2. In a hot wok toss in chillies, onions, garlic and dried chillies.

3. Let it fry a minute and add all the sauce ingredients.

4. When its bubbling merrily add in crabs and mix evenly with sauce.

5. Add some fresh chopped coriander for garnish if desired.



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