Gimme Chili Crab

  • prep time1 min
  • total time 15 min
  • serves 4

Seafood lovers, ahoy! Gimme Chili Crab is packed with shrimp, oyster sauce, crab, fish sauce and a kick of spice.

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Directions for: Gimme Chili Crab


Gimme Chili Crab

2 cooked Dungeness crabs

2 Tbsp chili paste

3 Tbsp minced garlic

3 Tbsp minced shallot

1 Tbsp minced ginger

2 Tbsp vegetable oil, plus a little extra


½ cup ketchup

1 ½ cup water

2 Tbsp Thai fish sauce

½ cup Asian sweet chili sauce

2 Tbsp lime juice

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 Tbsp cornstarch


3 green onions, chopped into 1 inch lengths

cilantro, for garnish

fresh Thai basil, for garnish

Spinach with Shallot and Dried

2 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 bag cleaned baby spinach

1 large shallot, minced finely

¼ cup whole dried shrimp, minced finely

1 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp ground white pepper

2 Tbsp premium oyster sauce

1 Tbsp light soy sauce

deep-fried onions or garlic for garnish (available at Asian markets)


Gimme Chili Crab

1. Clean the crab by pulling off the top shells, being careful to reserve the liquid and fatty contents contained under the shells.

2. Remove the gills and discard. Cut into quarters.

3. Combine the garlic, shallots, ginger and chili with a little oil in a food processor or mortar and pestle to form a paste.

4. Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl.

5. Heat the wok over moderately high heat, adding 2 tablespoons of oil. (30 ml)

6. Add the chili paste and stir fry for 1 minute.

7. Add the crab and stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes.

8. Add the sauce ingredients to the wok and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.

9. Add the reserved juices and fatty bits from the crab shell to the sauce, being sure to scrape out the shells as much as possible.

10. Transfer the crabs to serving dish.

11. Dissolve the cornstarch in 2 tablespoons of water. (30 ml)

12. Bring the sauce to a boil, then stir in the cornstarch and water. Stir until thickened.

13. Add the beaten egg in a stream, and cook for 1 minute.

14. Pour sauce over crab and garnish with green onion, basil, and cilantro.

15. Serve with steamed rice.


1. Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl.

Garnish Spinach with Shallot and Dried

1. Heat oil in a hot wok.

2. Add the minced shallot and dried shrimp. Stir fry until shallot is slightly golden.

3. Add the spinach, and turn constantly in the wok.

4. Add the soy and oyster sauce and continue stirring.

5. Sprinkle sugar and white pepper, and continue to stir until spinach is just wilted.

6. Remove from wok and plate. Garnish with deep fried onions and serve with the chili crab.

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