Garlic Pepper Crabs

 Garlic Crabs

Eating crabs in a restaurant is not only expensive but also messy. Crabs are delicious and can be served in any form; be it in salads and soups, or as main courses and starters. Do you know that crabs have beneficial nutrients like minerals, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and high quality proteins? Try this recipe this weekend and keep your family entertained at the dining table –they will love this dish!

Oil for deep frying

1 ½ kg mud crabs or crayfish, cleaned, washed and halved

TO MAKE THE SAUCE

100 g Q.B.B. Pure Ghee

2 green chillies, seeded and very finely sliced (optional)

10 cloves garlic, finely chopped

3 cm ginger, finely chopped

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

2 tablespoons light soy sauce

2 teaspoons dark soy sauce

1 tablespoon sugar

3 tablespoons black peppercorns, crushed coarsely

100 ml chicken stock or water

METHOD

  1. Heat oil until very hot (preferably in a wok) and then deep fry the crabs or crayfish until the shell changes colour.
  2. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Melt the Q.B.B. Pure Ghee in a wok. Add in the chilli, garlic and ginger and sauté till aromatic – about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the oyster sauce, both soya sauces and sugar.
  5. Simmer for a few seconds and then add the black pepper.
  6. Continue cooking until the sauce thickens and then add the crabs or crayfish.
  7. Keep stirring until the crabs are well coated with the sauce and cook for another couple of minutes.
  8. Serve hot.

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