How to Prepare Chilli Crab

Many would agree when you say that chilli crab is one of the greatest dishes here in Singapore. If you are a crab enthusiast, this dish will surely excite your taste buds. The dish is known for its red, tasty and fluffy attributes. You can find this dish at many seafood restaurants and food centres. crab_chilli

But if you want to prepare the dish yourself, you can do it. There is nothing impossible when you set your heart to it. Your family and friends will be happy and proud when you make some. To be guided, here are some things that you need to do when preparing to cook for chilli crab:


For chilli crab, you need 450 grams of crabs (mud or soft shelled), 4 tablespoon of flour, 3 tablespoon of vegetable oil, 8 garlic cloves (chopped), 8 pieces red chilli (chopped), 1 piece egg, 2 pieces scallions, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 piece cilantro.



Before actually cooking the crab, you need to prepare the sauce first. For the sauce, you need 5 tablespoon tomato ketchup, 3 tablespoon sugar, 1 ½ teaspoon corn flour, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon dark miso and 1 cup of water. You only need to mix all.

Start Cooking

When everything is ready, you can now start cooking. The first thing that you need to do is heat the oil then sauté garlic for at least one minute. After that, you need to put chilli and stir it until you can smell the aroma. You can now put the mud crabs. You can add the sauce when you notice the redness of the shell. Finally, you need to break the eggs, beat it and simmer until it is cooked.

This dish is best when you are using your fingers. You can order toasted buns to wipe out all the gravy left in your plate. Happy cooking! It is understandable if you don’t get it perfect the first time but do not worry because you will get better as time goes by.

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