Chili Mud Crab


1 mud crab, dead, top shell removed and cut between the legs into several pieces, and the shell of the craw cracked

3 cloves garlic, crushed

¼ cup vegetable oil

½ cup shallots finely sliced

3 hot chilies, sliced

1 tbsp fresh ginger grated

3 tbsp ketjap mannis

3 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 cup tomato sauce

3 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

3 tbsp corn flour mixed with water to make a paste

1 cup roughly chopped coriander

½ cup spring onions finely sliced

2 tbsp hoi sin sauce

½ cup water



In a large pot or wok, heat oil over a medium heat, add the shallots and fry until golden add the garlic, ginger and chili and stir for 1 to 2 minutes

Add the liquids and sauces and bring to a gentle simmer, while stirring every few min.

Add the crab and simmer gently for 8 to 10 min.

When ready add just enough corn flour to thicken (if necessary),

Add coriander and spring onions and serve.