Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I grew up eating this on very very special occassions, and it is one of the best dishes ever! I used to think it was a lot of work to prepare, but really it isn't. Works best with fresh crabs.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pound garlic and chilli.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok, and fry the garlic and chilli till fragrant.
  3. Add in crab and stir-fry for a minute or two.
  4. Mix the tomato ketchup, salt, sugar, soya bean paste, water and corn flour to make the sauce.
  5. Add the sauce mixture to the crabs, and stir well for two minutes.
  6. Cover the wok and simmer over high heat for five to seven minutes till the crab shell turns bright red.
  7. Remove cover, and add in the lime juice.
  8. Garnish with cilantro leaves and chilli slices.