Every year , I celebrated my daughters birthday at Pizza Hut restaurant as Hawaiian stuffed crust pizzas are their favorites, but this time my youngest daughter ask for crabs for her birthday.
Oh my, CRABS??!!! Easy to cook, but hard to find!! I don't know why, but it's very hard for me to find live crabs.
Early in the morning, after dropping them to school, I searched for crabs,I went 2 wet market to find, but couldn't find any....haiz.....asking around, and finally one of the fishmongers told me where to get......and voila...here it is.....
This sweet sour crabs were so delicious, we ate it with toasted bread, so yummy :) But the sauce seems not enough for us, next time I'll double up the sauce.
I used grated garlic and ginger, cause I wanted the gravy to be smooth, I don't like to bite the chopped garlic and ginger.
Here's the recipe:
4 crabs about 1.5kg
Oil for deep frying
11/2 tbsp grated garlic
11/2 tbsp grated ginger
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
6 tbsp tomato sauce
3 tbsp chilli sauce
4 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
Put the live crab into a plastic bag, tie up the bag, then put in freezer .Freeze it for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Take out and wash clean, I'll show step by step.
Put all the cleaned crabs into colander, let the water drips off.
Heat a wok with oil,toss the crabs with some cornflour.
Deep fry the crabs, until they turn red, and cooked. Dish and drain.
Leave about 2 tbsp oil in a wok, stir-fry grated ginger and garlic until aromatic.
Add in the sauce, let the sauce boils, then add in the fried crabs.
Lastly thicken with eggs.Dish up and serve.