Saturday, July 3, 2010

Chili Garlic Crabs

One of my favorite all-time food is crabs, it's just unfortunate that some family members are allergic to it that's why we don't have it as often as I would like. But when we do have some at home, I make sure I eat lots of it. There was even a time my friend Wendy and I went all the way to Singapore for some Black Pepper Crabs and when we were finally eating it, we didn't talk until we finished!
At home, crabs are sometimes cooked in coconut milk with string beans and squash. Or if everyone is feeling lazy, it's just steamed and cooked in it's own juices. But I would have to say that my favorite way of cooking them is in Chili Garlic sauce. It's simple and mouth-wateringly delicious!

Chili Garlic Crabs
Crabs 2 pieces, washed
Vegetable Oil
Chili Garlic Sauce 1/4 cup

Preheat pan with oil, saute the chili garlic sauce until fragrant. Add crabs and a little water, cover and cook until crabs are bright orange and meat is cooked, about 10 minutes....Serve hot with calamansi on the side..Enjoy!


julie said...

We've only ever done Old Bay for crabs (it's a Maryland thing), but this looks delicious!! What type of crab did you use?

Ciggy said...

your recipe is exactly the way it should be. crabs should not be cooked with too much fuss. the way i cook it is just steamed, nothing else. i just dip it in a vinegar concoction loaded with a lot of garlic, onions, ginger and pepper. but most of the time i just love crab the way it is. yarm yarm!!!

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