Ginger and Spring Onion Mud Crabs
2 medium mud crabs
2 tablespoons of minced ginger
4 stalks spring onions (cut into 2-inch length)
4 cloves garlic, chopped
4 tablespoons cornflour
2 tablespoons cooking oil
oil for deep frying
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 tablespoon cornflour
Mix the sauce in the bowl. It should taste slightly sweet. Adjust according to taste.
Clean the crab and cut into segments. Crack crabs claws.
Coat the cut parts of the crabs with cornflour.
Heat up a wok and add about 2 cups of cooking oil. When the oil is heated, deep fry the crab pieces. As soon as they turn red, remove from oil, strain the excess oil and set aside.
Heat up a clean wok, add 2 tablespoon of cooking oil. Add ginger and garlic and fry until fragrant. Then add the crabs and stir few times and then add the sauce.
Add the spring onions and give it a stir a couple of times until the crabs are well coated with the sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Dish up and garnish with coriander.