Black Pepper Crab Legs

Black Pepper Crab Legs

Black Pepper Crab Legs
Black Pepper Crab Legs

             This seafood dish is a favorite of many with an abundant amount of black-pepper, fresh herbs, soy and oyster sauce.

             Serves: 4

             Time: 15 mins.

             Ingredients:

             2 tbsp. butter

             mud crabs (3, fresh, approximately 1 pound each); clean and cut in half; discarding the spongy fingers

             2 garlic cloves, chopped very finely

             Oil (for deep frying)

             black pepper (2 tbsp., coarsely grounded)

             curry leaves (1/2 cup)

             prawns (2 tbsp., ground, dried and roasted)

             soya beans (1 tbsp., salted, mashed)

             2 shallots, sliced thinly

             soy sauce (2 tbsp., black)

             bird’s-eye chilies (10, red, chopped)

             oyster sauce (2 tbsp.,)

             sugar (3 tbsp.,)

             Directions:

             1. Using a cleaver; smash the claws so that you can fill in the seasonings.

             2. Deep fry the crab for a couple of minutes, until half-cooked; place them on paper towels to drain; set aside.

             3. Over moderate heat in a wok; heat the butter until melted and then add in the garlic, shallots, salted soybeans, black pepper, dried prawns, chilies and curry leaves.

             4. Sauté for a couple of minutes, until fragrant and then add in the crab and the leftover ingredients.

             5. Cook until done, for 5 to 10 minutes.

 

Originally posted 2020-05-08 23:17:17.