Living inward San Francisco, I’ve had to a greater extent than than my fair part of crab; prepared inward to a greater extent than ways than I tin remember, merely I’ve never enjoyed it to a greater extent than than inward this Singapore-style chili crabs recipe. Just survive certain to stimulate got lots of napkins around. Lots of napkins.
Most are slow to find, except mayhap the tamarind paste, although whatsoever high-end grocery chain should stock some inward their international foods section. If yous can’t honour it, mayhap add together a piffling extra pinch of sugar, summation the juice together with zest of 1 lemon.
Please Note: My friends inward Singapore say me they serve this alongside at to the lowest degree twice the sum of sauce, and a type of fried whorl to soak upward the goodness with. So, if yous desire to stone the chili crab similar a Singaporean, hence yous should in all probability double the sauce ingredients!
Ingredients for 4 appetizer size portions:
- 2 whole cooked Dungeness crabs (about 2-3 lbs. each), cleaned together with cracked
- 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 loving cup minced shallots, or other onion
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp minced fresh ginger root
- 1 tbsp minced serrano pepper
- 1/2 loving cup love apple tree ketchup
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon tamarind paste
- 2 tablespoon sambal (or whatsoever spicy dry reason chili sauce)
- 2 tsp fish sauce
- 2 tsp palm sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 loving cup chicken broth or water
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tbsp sliced greenish onions (the greenish parts) or 1 tbsp sliced chives