Friday, January 15, 2010

Black Pepper Crab

Singapore is rich in sea foods, mainly lobsters & crabs. Black Pepper crab is our personal favorite. Usually when we go out for dinner, we try chilli or black pepper crab with eggs. I became fond of crabs after coming to singapore. We prepared this with live crab which I am totally afraid off. Its my dear who handed this live crab and I was watching him from 1 km away. So all credits to him only.

Mud Crab - 1 no.
Ginger - 1" piece (Chop it lengthwise)
Garlic - 5 no.s (Chop into fine pieces)
Red chilly - 1 no (Non spicy. Chop into fine pieces)
Butter - 2 table spoon
Oil - 300ml for deep frying
Black Pepper - 2 table spoon (coarsely powdered)
Spring Onion - 1 no (Chop into fine pieces)
Soy Sauce - 2 table spoon (Don't add any salt as saltness of sauce will be enough for cooking)
Oyster Sauce - 2 table spoon
Sugar - 1/2 t spoon

Clean the crab well. Separate the outer shell and remove the spongy part. Wash it again well.
Separate the two claws and smash it with a cleaver to create cracks.
Cut off the tip of the remaining smaller claws.
Cut the remaining body into 2 or 4 pieces without removing the smaller claws.
  1. Deep fry the crab until half-cooked, drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat a wok and melt butter.
  3. Put in garlic, black pepper, curry leaves, spring onion and chilies. Saute till fragrant.
  4. Add crab, soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar and mix well.
  5. Cook for 5-10 minutes until the crab is done.
  6. It is an awesome combination with white rice. 


  1. Oh WOW !! I have never cooked crab... Your crabs look incredible and tempting, dear.
    And thanks for the comments on my blog...So, u r not able to follow? Actually i don't know why its not working for you...please try again and let me know if you still have trouble doing it.
    have a great weekend.

  2. wow hope it tast much better.......

  3. ohh looks delightful aparna...

  4. love its color and looks.. never made crab myself... this looks tempting....

  5. kanumbol thane ariyam athinde taste !!Adipoli

  6. I had to smile; I think I am afraid of live crab too.

    I haven't had crab in ages as it's not common where I live. We are more inclined to see lobster. This looks delicious! I would definitely like to try this.

  7. my husband and I absolutely LOVE crabs..this looks mouthwatering!

  8. yea vinaya we too luv crabs a lot & this dish came out very well