Chilli Crabs

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Asian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 450 g - lobster
  • 6 - fresh red chillies
  • 5 cloves - garlic
  • 2 stalks - spring onions
  • 1 bunch - coriander
  • 3 tbsp - vegetable oil
  • Ingredients for Sauce:
  • 5 tbsp - tomato ketchup
  • Sugar to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp - pound salted brown soya bean paste
  • 1 cup - water
  • 1.5 tsp - corn flour
  • 1/2 tsp - freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp - dark soya sauce

How to Make Chilli Crabs

  • To prepare shellfish:
  • Wash the lobsters, chop off the tail and head, and chop the body, with shell still on, into thumb length pieces
  • Add head and tail of lobster into boiling water and cook till the shell turns red
  • Remove from water and set aside.
  • Method:
  • Peel garlic and grind with chillies in a food processor
  • Wash spring onions and cut into finger lengths. Cut coriander into one-inch lengths.
  • Mix sauce ingredients, except lime juice.
  • Heat wok, add oil and when hot, add the garlic-chilli paste, stir fry for one minute, add lobster pieces.
  • Stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the sauce. Cover with a lid and let simmer over high heat for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Remove lid, squeeze the lime juice over it, stir well and add spring onions.
  • Turn heat off, stir well and serve, garnish with coriander leaves.