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Chilli Crab Recipe

Here is a quick and easy chilli crab recipe.  This recipe involves crab pieces cooked in a chili sauce, corn starch, pepper, ginger, garlic, egg and lime juice. You can garnish crab with fresh coriander leaves.

Chilli crab recipe

Chilli crab recipe


  •  Dungeness crab -2
  •  Onions - 2, chopped
  •  Dry red chilies - 5
  •  Ground black pepper - 1/4 teaspoon
  •  Ginger - 2 tablespoons minced
  •  Garlic - 1 tablespoons minced
  •  Cooking oil - 2 tablespoons
  •  Thai chilli sauce or chilli sauce - 1/4 cup
  •  Ketchup - 1/4 cup
  •  water - 1 cup
  •  Cornstarch - 1 tablespoons dissolved with 1 tablespoons of water
  •  Lime juice - 1 tablespoon
  •  Egg - 1 lightly beaten
  •  Coriander leaves for garnishing

How to make chilli crab:

Wash and clean the crabs. Remove the gills and spongy parts under the shell. Cut the body into 4 pieces. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil, and sauté the onions. Fry the onions until light brown and add ginger, garlic and red chillies. Cook on a medium flame for about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the crabs and stir well until there is change in color on the crab shells. Now add chilli sauce, ketchup, water and mix well and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on a medium flame. Finally add egg and corn starch and stir well for 3 minutes. Cover and cook the crab for another 4 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves. You can also substitute cooked shrimp, king crab legs, and lobster.

Chilli crab recipe

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karan on February 28, 2012:

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Very good recepie, not too complicated and tastes great. Everyone loved it.. Thankyou!

Juhari on July 15, 2011:

With your cili crab recipe, I cooked for my house warming guests. They all said, yummmmmiee!!!

Ekliahs on September 14, 2010:


Latifah on November 25, 2009:

My family lúv your cilicrab it taste like heaven

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