Showing posts with label crabs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crabs. Show all posts

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sweet and Sour Crabs

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 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
some cornflour
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.

4 crabs costed me RM 40.00. Female crabs have smaller claws and more thorns on their claws,while male crabs have big claws.Why am I buying female crabs?? Because we wanted the crabs eggs, but unfortunately, these crabs don't have much eggs as we had expected.
Cleaned these crabs with brush.
 This is a female crab, see the eggs(red color)!!
 I used scissors to snip off these thorns.
There you go, in the colander.
 Toss some cornflour and ready for deep frying.
 Deep fried crabs.
 Stir fry the grated ginger and garlic.
Add in this sauce.'s the Sweet and Sour Crabs.Will cook this