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    Chilli Mudcrab

    April 23, 2012 2 min read

    Chilli Mudcrab

    Recently I stumbled onto a recipe that was without doubt, the best thing I had tasted, ever!! I am going to share this recipe and I want everyone's feedback as to what they thought?? Now I can't guarantee it will taste as good as mine did but if you follow these steps it will be pretty bloody close... Enjoy!!


    • 2 mud crabs (or use Crayfish, Prawns, Bugs or Blue swimmers)
    • 3 tablespoons oil
    • 4 cloves of garlic - chopped
    • 2 banana chillies - chopped or chilli flakes
    • 2 tablespoons of chopped ginger
    • ½ cup of tomato sauce
    • ½ cup of sweet chilli sauce
    • 200ml of water
    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 cup chopped green spring onion
    • 1 cup of mixed Vietnamese mint leaves and coriander leaves
    • 1 Tablespoon coriander stem - chopped
    • 2 tablespoon fish sauce
    • 1 - 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 teaspoon of sea salt
    • 15 cherry tomatoes cut in half


    1. Freeze the crabs until they are asleep/dead (most humane way)
    2. Remove the top head shell and discard
    3. Remove the gills and clean out any excess muck (rinse very lightly and quickly)
    4. Cut in half lengthways, then cut into 3 on each side using a cleaver
    5. Crack the claws with the back of a knife or cleaver just so they open a bit to let the sauce in.
    6. Heat oil in a wok
    7. Add garlic, chilli, ginger and coriander root and cook until fragrant
    8. Add the crabs and toss for 1 minute covering them in the above ingredients
    9. Add tomato sauce, chilli sauce, water, hoi sin sauce, fish sauce, sugar and salt.
    10. Stir to combine the ingredients, bring to the boil.
    11. Cover and allow to simmer/steam for about 10 minutes
    12. Add in the green onions, cherry tomatoes and herbs and mix for 30 seconds then serve with steamed jasmine rice