Chilli Garlic Crab

chilli garlic crab

This is one such a nice seafood in Chinese style with lots of garlic. You can serve this with Rice. Another version of same dish is very popular in Singapore.


  1. 2 large crabs
  2. 2 tablespoons Red chilli paste
  3. 14-16 cloves of chopped Garlic
  4. 2 tablespoons Oil for frying
  5. 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  6. 1½ cups fish or chicken stock
  7. Salt to taste
  8. ¼ teaspoon MSG
  9. 2 tablespoons cornflour
  10. 1 teaspoon sugar
  11. 1 tablespoonvVinegar
  12. 2 stalks spring onion greens, chopped
  13. 1 beaten egg


  1. Heat sufficient oil in a wok and deep fry the whole crab along with the claws. Drain and set aside on absorbent paper.
  2. Heat two tablespoons of oil in another wok. Add garlic and sauté for a minute. Add tomato ketchup, red chilli paste and stock. When the mixture comes to a boil, add salt and MSG.
  3. Dissolve cornflour in half a cup of water and add to the sauce. Add sugar and cook till it thickens slightly.
  4. Add vinegar to the sauce along with spring onion greens and mix. Add the egg in a thin trickle and cook till the egg strands rise to the top.
  5. Place the fried crab in a serving dish, pour the sauce over it and serve immediately.


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