How to make it

  • In a casserole or large pot of boiling salted water, add the crabs and cook
  • them for about 1 minute, or until no longer moving. Drain and set aside
  • until cool enough to handle. )Skip this part if you don’t have live crabs)
  • To clean the crabs pull off top shells; pull and twist off each apron; remove
  • gills. With sharp knife cut crabs into quarters, rinse and drain.
  • In mortar and pestle or small food processor pound or process chilies,
  • Garlic, shallots and ginger with a little oil if necessary.
  • Combine all sauce ingredients.
  • Heat a wok over moderately high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil and heat
  • Until hot. Add chili and garlic paste and stir-fry 1 minute. Add crabs and
  • Stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes or until shells turn red. Add sauce ingredients,
  • bring to boil and simmer, covered, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer crabs to
  • serving dish.
  • Bring sauce in wok to a boil. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to wok.
  • Simmer until thickened. Pour sauce over crabs and garnish with scallion.

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  • karlyn255 10 years ago
    great recipe
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Oh, terrific recipe....really good stuff. Love it.
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    " It was excellent "
    crabhappychick ate it and said...
    Let me at 'em! Great recipe!
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