Recipe courtesy of Luke Nguyen
Total:
2 hr 5 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
40 min
Yield:
4
Level:
Advanced

Ingredients

Sate Sauce

Directions

*Can be found at specialty Asian markets.

To prepare your crabs humanely, place them in the freezer for 1 hour to put them to sleep. For the Sate Sauce: Pour the vegetable oil in a wok and bring to medium heat, fry the garlic and spring onions until fragrant. Now add the crab meat, shrimp, sugar, salt, oyster sauce, and fish sauce. Stir to incorporate, and then reduce the heat to a low simmer for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Lastly add the chile oil, stir and simmer for another 5 minutes. Cooks Note: Use this sate sauce as a dipping sauce for noodle soups or add to stir-frys. Refrigerate the extra sauce in an airtight container. For the crab: Remove the upper shell of the crab, pick off the gills, which look like little fingers, and discard them. Clean the crab under running water and drain. Place the crab on its stomach and chop the crab in half with a heavy cleaver. Now chop each half into 4 pieces, chopping each piece after each leg. With the back of the cleaver gently crack each claw this makes it easier to extract the meat. Heat the oil in a wok to 400 degrees F, or until a cube of bread dropped into the oil browns in 5 seconds. Dust the crab pieces with potato starch, shaking off the excess. Deep-fry the crab in batches for 3 minutes, turning over once, until golden brown. Remove the crab pieces from the wok and drain on kitchen paper towels. Carefully, remove the oil from the wok, reserving 2 tablespoons, and clean the wok. Heat the reserved oil in the wok, then add the shallots and garlic and fry until fragrant. Now add the sate sauce and stir for 1 minute. Add the crab, spring onions, and chiles and toss, making sure to coat the crab well. Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl and garnish with red chile. Serve the dish with jasmine rice.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Crab Quiche

Recipe courtesy of Susan Mason

Crab-Boil Sliders with Homemade Coleslaw

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Crab Cakes with Sassy Tartar

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Whole Dungeness Wok Fried Crab

Recipe courtesy of Tom Douglas

School Prawns Wok Tossed In Shrimp Paste: Tom Kho Danh

Recipe courtesy of Luke Nguyen

Wild Shaxi Mushrooms Wok Tossed with Cured Pork

Recipe courtesy of Mr. Ouyang's Kitchen

Pomelo and Mud Crab Salad: Goi Buoi

Recipe courtesy of Luke Nguyen

Cubed Beef Wok Tossed With Black and Green Pepper: Bo Luc Lac

Recipe courtesy of Luke Nguyen

Wok Tossed Eel with Turmeric and Glass Noodles: Luong Xao Lan

Recipe courtesy of Luke Nguyen

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Crab Cupcakes 00:50

Make a splash with these too-cute cupcakes that are a cinch to assemble.

Similar Topics:

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cupcake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10pm | 9c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking