Singapore Chilli Crab

Mains
Seafood

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

4

The weekend is here again! And what better way to enjoy it than to cook up a storm and share this treat with family and friends? This time around, we have none other than the famous Singapore Chilli Crab! The flavorful combination of this sweet and spicy sauce easily makes it one of Singapore’s national favorites.
Not to forget, dipping both the crab and the deep fried mantou in the sauce makes for the perfect bite, there’s no doing without it! Do take note though, that the mantou browns REALLY fast while deep frying, so a tip from us is to constantly flip them from side to side!
Will it be messy? Yes. Will you cry? Probably. Is it worth it? TOTALLY!
Enjoy and have a blast this weekend!

Ingredients

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CRAB
CRAB
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Mud crabs
0.00
Mud crabs
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
Tomato Ketchup
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
Tomato Ketchup
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
Sugar
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
Sugar
0.00
tsp
tsp
Salt
0.00
tsp
tsp
Salt
0.00
tsp
tsp
Taucheo (fermented bean paste)
0.00
tsp
tsp
Taucheo (fermented bean paste)
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
Oil
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
Oil
0.00
cup
cup
Water
0.00
cup
cup
Water
0.00
eggs, beaten
0.00
eggs, beaten
corriander (garnishing)
corriander (garnishing)
spring onions (garnishing)
spring onions (garnishing)
0.00
pack
pack
mantou
0.00
pack
pack
mantou
REMPAH
REMPAH
0.00
shallots
0.00
shallots
0.00
garlic
0.00
garlic
0.00
red chillies
0.00
red chillies
0.00
dried chillies (rehydrate)
0.00
dried chillies (rehydrate)
0.00
stalk
stalk
lemongrass
0.00
stalk
stalk
lemongrass
0.00
candle nuts
0.00
candle nuts
0.00
slices
slices
galangal
0.00
slices
slices
galangal
0.00
green lime
0.00
green lime
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
Belacan
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
Belacan

Steps

1

Kill and clean 2 large mud crabs
Kill and clean 2 large mud crabs
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2

Remove gills and crabs
Remove gills and crabs
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3

Cut them into quarters
Cut them into quarters
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4

Cut 5 red chillies
Cut 5 red chillies
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5

Rehydrate 10 dried chillies
Rehydrate 10 dried chillies
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6

Add 4 slices galangal, 6 shallots, 8 garlic, 1 stalk lemongrass, 6 candle nuts, 3 chilli padis, juice from 1 green lime, and blend into a paste
Add 4 slices galangal, 6 shallots, 8 garlic, 1 stalk lemongrass, 6 candle nuts, 3 chilli padis, juice from 1 green lime, and blend into a paste
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7

Toast 2 tbsp belacan in pan, and add in the chilli paste
Toast 2 tbsp belacan in pan, and add in the chilli paste
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8

Then add 5 tbsp of oil, and stir fry until aroma comes out
Then add 5 tbsp of oil, and stir fry until aroma comes out
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9

Add 1 tsp taucheo, 3 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 5 tbsp tomato ketchup
Add 1 tsp taucheo, 3 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 5 tbsp tomato ketchup
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10

Add crabs and stir fry
Add crabs and stir fry
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11

Add 1 cup of hot water, then cover and simmer for 8-10 mins
Add 1 cup of hot water, then cover and simmer for 8-10 mins
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12

Deep fry 1 packet of mantous
Deep fry 1 packet of mantous
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13

When the crabs turn bright red, add 2 beaten eggs
When the crabs turn bright red, add 2 beaten eggs
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14

Garnish with spring onions and coriander, and serve with fried mantou
Garnish with spring onions and coriander, and serve with fried mantou
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