Black Pepper Crab – 黑胡椒螃蟹

Love eating crabs but don’t wanna to spend a bomb on it? Now you can with our black pepper crab recipe! This is just one of those things which can be bad for you if overdosed with (sore throat), BUT like all good things in life, the price you pay is worth it.

Once you start, it’s hard to stop, and the numbing taste can only get better, better, and better…

We did our recipe using freshly ground peppercorns, which we then toast to bring out its full robust flavours. Also, for those who aren’t all cool with killing and cleaning live crabs (some of them can get really tough even for many of us), get your seafood vendor to do it for you! You will need a total of around 1-1.2kg for the two crabs for this recipe!

Have a crabby time cooking! Stay tuned and keep your eyes peeled for another legendary crab dish – Chilli Crab, coming real soon!

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  • Servings: 4

  • Time: 15 min

  • Skill: Intermediate

Ingredients

  1. 2 Mud crabs (around 600g each)

  2. 3 tbsp black peppercorns

  3. 1 tbsp white peppercorns

  4. 60g butter

  5. 3 tbsp chopped garlic

  6. 3 tbsp chopped shallots

  7. ½ cup curry leaves

  8. 2 tbsp sliced chilli padi

  9. 1 tsp taucheo

  10. 3 tbsp oyster sauce

  11. 3 tbsp light soya sauce

  12. 3 tbsp sugar

  13. Coriander for garnish

  14. 2 Mud crabs (around 600g each)

  15. 3 tbsp black peppercorns

  16. 1 tbsp white peppercorns

  17. 60g butter

  18. 3 tbsp chopped garlic

  19. 3 tbsp chopped shallots

  20. ½ cup curry leaves

  21. 2 tbsp sliced chilli padi

  22. 1 tsp taucheo

  23. 3 tbsp oyster sauce

  24. 3 tbsp light soya sauce

  25. 3 tbsp sugar

  26. Coriander for garnish

Instructions

  1. Kill and clean 2 large mud crabs

  2. Remove gills from crabs, and cut them into quarters

  3. Crash 3 tbsp black peppercorns with 1 tbsp white peppercorns

  4. Toast mixture in pan till the aroma comes out

  5. Deep fry crabs for 3-4 mins till they turn bright red

  6. Drain off excess oil

  7. Add 60g butter to a large pan

  8. Add 3 tbsp chopped garlic, 3 tbsp chopped shallots, 1 tsp taucheo, toasted peppercorns, 1/2 cup curry leaves, 2 tbsp sliced chilli padi, and stir-fry them well

  9. Add 3 tbsp oyster sauce, 3 tbsp light soya sauce, 3 tbsp sugar

  10. Add the crabs and stir fry for another 5-7 mins

  11. Serve and get ready for the HEAT

  12. Kill and clean 2 large mud crabs

  13. Remove gills from crabs, and cut them into quarters

  14. Crash 3 tbsp black peppercorns with 1 tbsp white peppercorns

  15. Toast mixture in pan till the aroma comes out

  16. Deep fry crabs for 3-4 mins till they turn bright red

  17. Drain off excess oil

  18. Add 60g butter to a large pan

  19. Add 3 tbsp chopped garlic, 3 tbsp chopped shallots, 1 tsp taucheo, toasted peppercorns, 1/2 cup curry leaves, 2 tbsp sliced chilli padi, and stir-fry them well

  20. Add 3 tbsp oyster sauce, 3 tbsp light soya sauce, 3 tbsp sugar

  21. Add the crabs and stir fry for another 5-7 mins

  22. Serve and get ready for the HEAT