I was given this recipe by a lovely Asian lady whilst I was standing in line at the local fishermans market here in Albany, Western Australia one day. She was the cook at the local Thai restaurant (Joop Thai) and was also a qualified lawyer. Go figure! She must enjoy making people happy with food rather than legalese 😀
Recipe is very simple.
For two people I used 3 Blue Manna (swimmer) crabs.
1-2 big red chillis (not usually too hot!)
2-3 cloves of garlic(or to taste)
Lots of cracked black pepper
Chives or coriander/cilantro to taste (optional)
I just cleaned and halved the crabs raw(they’d been euthanized humanely already), cracking the claws. I then heated some Rice bran oil in a wok, chucked in the garlic and chilli and loads of ground black pepper and cooked for roughly 15-30 seconds and then added the crab in one go (make sure your wok is big enough!) and stir fried till crab was red and cooked. Sprinkle with chives and/or coriander/cilantro and eat! Best I’ve ever had and so quick to make. Don’t forget the finger bowls or serviettes!
5 thoughts on “My Black Pepper Chilli Crab”
Good idea to use the rice bran as it has such a high smoking temperature. Love the look of the crab and the simplicity. Sometimes the simplest things taste the very best :). You might have to open your own Thai restaurant now! 😉
That would be my one dish Thai restaurant featuring chilli crab Fronkii!
You would make a killing! 🙂 You wouldn’t need a chef, just you and all the profits would be yours, sounds like a good deal to me! 😉
Hahaha I’d eat all the profits! 😀 It would be good for a food truck though, along with a few other quick and simple staple recipes. You could drive up, take your orders cook, get the moolah and pack up and drive off to a new place each day.
before they could track you down! Great idea Pinko… and the next day you would have repainted the truck (well Jason would have…got to have him involved SOMEhow! 😉 ) and it would be a Mexican van… “bad crab? No crab here seenyor!!!” 😉