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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Crabs in Garlic and Pepper Salt Recipe

(Cua Rang Muoi)

Ingredients : Serves 4

2

3 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

125 ml

1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

Crabs, about 1.5 kg

Cooking oil, for deep frying

Garlic, finely chopped

Annatto seed oil

Spring onion (scallion), finely chopped

Chicken stock or water

Salt

Sugar

Ground white pepper

Method :
  • Clean crabs. Pull top shells off crabs and remove feathery lungs. Rinse.

  • Pull off triangular-shaped shell on the underside and rinse crab again.

  • Twist off claws and crack. Cut crabs in half.

  • Heat oil in a wok and deep fry crabs over high heat for 10 minutes.

  • Remove and drain well.

  • Leaving 1 tablespoon oil in the wok, stir fry garlic until fragrant then return crabs to wok and stir fry for about 5 minutes.

  • Add remaining ingredients and stir fry for a few more minutes until crabs are well-coated in sauce.

  • Remove from heat and serve.

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