Singapore Chili Crab Recipe: Step Outside the Box & Make This Sweet & Spicy Chili Crab Recipe by 30Seconds Food

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Singapore Chili Crab Recipe: Step Outside the Box & Make This Sweet & Spicy Chili Crab Recipe

Chili crab is said to be the unofficial national dish of Singapore. Crabs – mud crabs, Dungeness crabs or blue crabs – are cooked in a flavorful sweet and spicy sauce. This Singapore chili crab recipe can be served as a main dish or appetizer.

Cuisine: Singapore
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 to 3


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the shallots, ginger, garlic and Thai chiles. Cook about 1 minute, stirring. 
  2. Add the crab and broth. Bring to a boil, cover and cook until crab turns red, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Set aside. 
  4. Add the tomato paste, sweet chili sauce and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook about 30 seconds. 
  5. Stir in the cornstarch slurry and cook, stirring, about 1 minute.
  6. Remove the wok from the heat. Add the egg and cook about 30 seconds. Pour the crab and sauce into a serving bowl. Garnish with cilantro, parsley, watercress or arugula, if desired. 

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Woks $12 & Up
Large Skillets $10 & Up
Peanut Oil $3 & Up
Vegetable Oil $2 & Up
Chicken Broth $1 & Up
Vegetable Broth $2 & Up
Cornstarch $2 & Up
Tomato Paste $1 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
This sounds really delicious! #yum
Some seriously spicy stuff here.

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