February 7, 2010

Spicy Chili Crab

It's Super Bowl Sunday and crabs are on sale! I couldnt't resist the tempation to make this dish.
1 crab (approx. 2 lbs)
1 tsp. minced ginger
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 Tbsp. Thai chilli sweet sauce
2 Tbsp. tomato ketchup
1 tsp. bean paste (or black bean sauce)
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. corn starch
2 Tbsp. water
salt to taste
1. Wash, and cut crab into quarters pieces. Crack the legs and claws.
2. In a bowl, mix chilli sauce, bean paste, egg, cornstarch and water to a smooth mixture. Set aside.
3. Heat oil and pan, fry ginger and garlic till fragrant. Add crab and stir fry for about 5-10 minutes till shell turns red. Add the chilli sauce to the crab and mix well. If sauce is a litte too thick add some warm water. Season to taste.
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