Singaporean Chili Crab in Spicy Sour Sauce

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The people of Singapore take their Chili Crab seriously. Believe you me, Singaporean Chili Crab, the way the chefs of Singapore prepare it, is like nowhere else on earth. A special, very spicy and delightfully sour sauce is the key. Wild caught Caribbean Dungeness Crab, cooked to tender perfection, has a slightly sweet taste. So, when you have Singaporean Chili Crab, it is a spicy, sweet, sour and savory experience – absolutely fantastic!

Singaporean Chili Crab

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Singaporean Chili Crab in Sour Spicy Sauce Recipe-


You will want to have: A good quality, sturdy and large wok, with a lid

  1. Using a small mixing bowl, stir cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water, until smooth, then set aside for now.
  2. Heat the oil in your wok over medium high flame, until the oil will pop and snap if you drop a droplet of water in it.
  3. Stir in the ginger, garlic, shallots, and chilis. Cook for only about a full minute, stirring, until you smell a wonderful, fragrant bouquet of aromas.
  4. Next, add in the crab pieces and broth. Increase heat to achieve a vigorous, rolling boil. Reduce the heat to just a good, lively simmer. Place the lid on, slightly ajar, and gently cook until the crab meat has turned red and is cooked almost all the way through – 5 to 6 minutes should do it.
  5. Take the cover off, and stir in tomato paste, crab and shrimp boil liquid concentrate, and chili sauce. Allow to simmer for a good minute, then do a taste test. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and sugar. You may also want to stir in a bit more of the chili sauce.
  6. Stir in the liquefied cornstarch and bring the mixture back up to a soft boil to achieve a thicker sauce.
  7. Take the wok off of the burner, and then stir in the whisked egg as well as the chopped green onions.
  8. To serve your Singaporean Chili Crab, ladle a generous portion into each serving dish, and garnish with a sprinkling of Chinese parsley or cilantro leaves.

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8 thoughts on “Singaporean Chili Crab in Spicy Sour Sauce

  1. Looks good. I don’t usually go for super spicy seafood dishes, but this one sounds so exotic I think I’ll give it a go.

  2. Our family loves seafood – crab is also a favorite – and we all like our food nice and spicy, too. This dish has got to be a hit at the Brown family dinner table!

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