Sweet and Sour Crab
Serving: 2 - 4 person
Preparation and cooking time: 1 hour
2 pieces Mud Crabs (Cut and Cleaned)
1/2 bottle of Chili Sauce
1/4 bottle of Tomato sauce
1/4 cup Plum sauce
1 Egg (whisked)
4 tbsp Oil
2 cups of Water
4-6 pieces Dried Chili or Chili Padi (depending on how spicy you want it)
50g of Shallots roughly 12 pieces
30g roughly half bulb of Garlic
30g of Ginger roughly 3 thumb size
Thickening Solution (Optional)
2 tbsp Cornstarch
2 tbsp Water
STEP 1: Prep: Soak dried chili. Peel shallots, garlic and ginger.
STEP 2: Dice or Blend Spices: Dice or blend shallot, garlic, ginger and dried chili or chili padi.
STEP 3: Fry Spices: Heat 4 tbsp of oil until it sizzles. Add spices and fry until fragrant.
STEP 4: Cook Sauce: Add chili sauce, tomato sauce and plum sauce. Mix well. Then add water.
STEP 5: Cook Crab: Place crab body and claws. Arrange shells on top. Cover and cook until the crab turn red (15 minutes).
STEP 6: Season Sauce: Season sauce with salt, sugar and lime juice. Add cornstarch solution to thicken the sauce otherwise add eggs and mix sauce in a circular direction.
STEP 7: Enjoy!
Tips: Toast some white bread or fried Chinese buns (mantou/馒头) to dip with the sauce.