Clean the cooked crab as per the directions on the package. Separate the claws and divide the middle section of the crab into 2 pieces. Save any of the juices from the crab. Slightly crush the claw shells using a nut cracker to make eating easier.
Saute all of the ingredients except for the crab and the ketchup, in hot oil for 5 minutes. Add the crab pieces and the juices from the shell to the spices. Cover the crab with the ketchup and cook for aproximately 20 minutes, stirring occassionally. Taste the sauce and adjust seasonings to suit your taste.
Remove the whole parsley and hot peppers (if using) before serving. Platter may be decorated with hard boiled eggs and parsley. Serve with plain white rice.