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Chilli crab

Ingredients

  • 3 uncooked blue swimmer crabs (see notes)
  • 2 tbs peanut oil
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 long red chillies, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2cm piece ginger, grated
  • 2 spring onions, cut into batons
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbs Chinese rice wine (shaohsing) (see notes)
  • 1 tbs each brown sugar and kecap manis (see notes)
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded
  • 1 cup coriander leaves

Method

  • Step 1 - Cut each crab into 6, using a cleaver, and make a few cracks in the shell of each piece using the blunt side of the knife.
  • Step 2 - Heat the oil in a wok over high heat until it starts to smoke. Add onion, chilli, garlic, ginger and spring onion, then stir-fry for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the crab and toss to combine.
  • Step 3 - Add tomato, rice wine, sugar and kecap manis, then toss to combine. Cover and steam for 4 minutes or until crab is cooked.
  • Step 4 - Serve immediately topped with kaffir lime leaf and coriander.

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