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How To Make Crab In Black Bean Sauce

How To Make Crab In Black Bean Sauce

Crab in Black Bean Sauce Recipe. A delicious main course fish dish - Chinese style! Sample our Crab in Black Bean Sauce recipe.


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Step 1: You will need

  • 4 medium uncooked crabs
  • 3 tbsp dried black beans
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 medium clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp sambal olek
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • 2 medium spring onions, sliced diagonally
  • 1 large frying pan with lid
  • 1 kitchen spoon
  • 1 pair of tongs
  • 1 knife
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 small bowl

Step 2: Prepare the crabs

Take off one claw and clean it in a bowl of water. Repeat with the other claw. Then using a large knife, slide under the skin at the front of the body of the crab and break in half using your hands.

Clean in the bowl of water and remove the membrane that looks like cling film by gently pulling it away from the shell. Next remove the feathers on both sides of the body. Chop the body in half using a large knife.

Repeat this process with all 4 crabs.

Step 3: Fry the ingredients

Place a large frying pan on a high heat and allow to warm. Add the oil, then the garlic, ginger and sambal olek and stir for one minute. Then add the beans, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar and stock and bring to the boil.

When boiling add the crabs using tongs. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, moving the crabs around occasionally.

Step 4: Assemble and serve

When cooked, transfer the pan to a chopping board. Then taking a large serving bowl, place the crab in the bowl and spoon over the sauce. Sprinkle with spring onions and serve.