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    Singaporean Chilli Crab

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Pinaygourmet #345142's Note:

    This is a delicious Singapore classic usually served with chewy crusty french bread or steaming hot white rice. My aunt learned how to make this from a friend who was the head chef of a five star hotel at home. My aunt usually adds a couple spoonfuls of toasted ground peanuts on the final toss in the wok. Reduce the amount of chillies according to your preference.

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    1. 1
      Clean the crabs.
    2. 2
      Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet and stir fry the onion, ginger, garlic, lemon grass, shrimp paste (if using) and two-thirds of the chillies for two minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the crab and boiling water, reduce the heat and cook 8 minutes longer. Transfer the crab to a plate.
    4. 4
      Chop the crabs into 4 to 6 pieces with a large cleaver, leaving the legs attached. Crack the claws with a mallet or pestle.
    5. 5
      Mix the cornstarch into a little cold water.
    6. 6
      Add the sugar and tomato paste to the wok and combine well.
    7. 7
      Add the cornstarch solution and continue stirring until the mixture thickens.
    8. 8
      Add the lightly beaten egg, stir continuously to form small tiny strands.
    9. 9
      Return the crab to the wok, stirring until well-coated with the sauce.
    10. 10
      Place on a serving platter and garnish with the green onions and remaining chillies.
    11. 11
      Serve hot.

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    Nutritional Facts for Singaporean Chilli Crab

    Serving Size: 1 (138 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 131.6
    Calories from Fat 71
    Total Fat 7.9 g
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    Cholesterol 46.1 mg
    Sodium 120.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 6.0 g
    Protein 4.9 g

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