Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Chilli Crab

I'm not a crustacean fan but the hubster is. So, I still indulge him but not too much though.

One of his favourites is and I'm sure many out there love this dish too, simply put, it's almost everyone's favourite, THE Chilli Crab.

I first cooked this dish for the hubster-then-bf and our 'kakis' when he and our 'kakis' came to my place during our courtship jalan2-raya days. When was that, again?
I looked through the old photos and the year was there, printed in all of its glory, 1999.

12 years ago that is. *Gulp*. I digress.

Now, back to my crustacean story.

And so he loved it. Our 'kakis' loved it too. He still loves it.

This is another very simple recipe that I've been using for more than a decade long now. Also shows just how much I love this recipe.

1kg Medium-sized Crabs

To blend together:
3 cloves of garlic
5cm old ginger
3 big red onions
1 stalk of lemongrass

2 tbsp chilli paste - can grind from dried chillis or u can buy the instant chilli paste.
2 tbsp chilli sauce
2tbsp tomato sauce
2 eggs
1 cup of tamarind juice
1 blue ginger (lengkuas)- to crush a bit

Sugar and Salt to taste

Fry blended ingredients together till fragrant. Then, add chilli paste, tomato sauce and chilli sauce. Add sugar and salt to taste.

Add the crabs, tamarind juice and blue ginger. Leave to boil.

Add in eggs and Stir. Voila! It's Ready!

It IS really very simple. Try it!


  1. Crabs with chilly sure taste great and can see it from your picture.

  2. Nava, couldn't agree more tt crabs with chilly is indeed a potent combo! :)