The combination of crab, coconut, chilli and some ginger is simply irresistible. Hard to believe, but this takes minutes to cook.


  • Chilli Crab

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 6 large cloves chopped garlic

  • 2 tablespoons chopped ginger

  • 3 medium chopped chillies

  • 300g fresh small crabs chopped in halves

  • ½ cup of water

  • 1 tablespoon limejuice

  • 2 spring onions chopped lengthways

  • 4 tablespoon fresh coriander

  • Sauce

  • 1 cup of water

  • 5 tablespoons tomato ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 teaspoons corn flour

  • Coconut noodles


  • 1.

    To make Ching's chilli crab, place all the ingredients for the sauce into a bowl and mix well. Heat a wok and add the vegetable oil. Put the chopped garlic, ginger and chillies into the pan and stir-fry for 30 seconds.

  • 2.

    Add the fresh crabs to the wok and stir-fry for a further 2-3 minutes until the crab turns red in colour. Stir in the sauce and cook for 1 minute then add the water. Add the limejuice, spring onion and coriander. Turn off the heat when cooked and cover with a lid.

  • 3.

    To make the coconut noodles, heat a wok and add the vegetable oil, put the chopped garlic and ginger into the pan, stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the coconut milk, shrimp paste and throw in the chopped chilli, chillies, spring onion and coriander, stir for 1 minute. Add the noodles and cook for a further 30 seconds to allow the noodles to absorb the sauce. To serve, place the chilli crab on top of the coconut noodles.

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Posted by goldnbrassReport
ingredients missing. coconut milk and shrimp pasre quantities
Posted by goldnbrassReport
there seems to be ingredients missing... cocomut milk and Shrimp paste quantities