Main content

http://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/7712/chilli-crab

LifeStyleFOOD.com.au

Chilli Crab

Since I came back from Shanghai, I have had an obsession with crabs and, inspired by my trip, I invented this dish. It is not quite a traditional recipe and you may be surprised by the use of ketchup, but it provides a delicious sweetness, which complements the spicy kick. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • For the chilli crab sauce

  • For the egg noodles

Method

  • 1.

    Put all the ingredients for the chilli crab sauce into a bowl and mix well. Put to one side.

  • 2.

    Heat a wok over a high heat and add the groundnut oil. Add the garlic, ginger and chillies and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the crabs to the wok and stir-fry for a further 1-2 minutes. Stir in the chilli crab sauce and cook for 1 minute, then add the water and lime juice.

  • 3.

    Add the noodles and chilli flakes and season with the soy sauce. Toss to mix, then stir in half the spring onions and coriander.

  • 4.

    To serve, top with the remaining spring onion slices and chopped coriander and serve immediately.

  • 5.

    Tip: You can serve this recipe as a starter without the addition of the noodles and I like serving this dish washed down with some homemade ginger juice – which is a real balance of “Yin” and “Yang” as crabs are “Yin” and ginger is “Yang”.

  • 6.

    To serve drink with a shot glass of Ginger Juice.

Notes

CHING'S TIPS

  • To help vegetables cook in the wok, add a splash or two of water to help create some “steam” whilst stir frying.

  • Use msg free products where possible.

  • Groundnut oil can be substituted with vegetable oil, sunflower oil or corn oil.

  • A large number of dishes can be adapted to suit vegetarians. Look out for where you can substitute the meat for tofu or vegetables and use vegetarian sauces.

  • Use low sodium soy sauce where possible
  • » Metric Converter

    » Top Wine Matches For This Recipe

    Andrew Graham

    Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the best wines to pair with Chilli Crab.

     
     

    Sign Out

    Click to Rate

    Join the Conversation

    Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

    0 0 0 0 0
    Average Rating
    0 comments • 0 ratings
    • Create your own cookbooks
    • Save your favourite recipes
    • Share your own recipes
    • Follow your favourite chefs
    Sign In or Register Now

    » Matching Wine