Peppered Crab

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Kikais Kitchen

I'm rarely crabby but I DO love crabs! - and this is an easy way of fixing them. Works with prawns too!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 pieces crabs or 15 pieces shell-on king prawns
  • 6 pieces garlic cloves, crushed & chopped
  • 6 pieces shallots, chopped
  • 2 pieces dried chilies
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lard or 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, for stir frying
  • cooking oil, for deep frying


  1. Season crabs or prawns with black pepper, salt and corn flour.
  2. Deep fry until almost done and set aside.
  3. Heat wok and add cooking oil. Stir-fry the garlic, shallots, chili, ginger, onions and black pepper for 2 minutes.
  4. Add crabs/prawns then fry for 2 more minutes.
  5. Add the spring onion then cover the wok to cook for another minute.
  6. Serve hot.
  7. TIP: You might want to cracked the shells and the pincers of the crabs a little bit after deep frying so it will absorb the flavor when you sauté it with the rest of the ingredients.

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