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Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tonight Jared and I discovered a great deal on crab meat at Byerly's. I just knew it was time for some Chili Crab!
Chili Crab is a dish introduced to us by my aunt and uncle. They lived in Singapore for a while and brought this yumminess back with them. It's a fascinating meal because it's served over french bread - owed to the influence of the french over the colony. It's usually made with whole crabs, but then eating it is a lot of work. I'm looking more for the shovel it into my mouth (it's THAT delicious) method so having just the meat from the store was ideal.
Here's the recipe:
1 lb. crab meat 4 T vegetable oil 4 T garlic, minced 3 T ginger, grated 1 egg 3 T siracha (adjust this depending on how hot you like it) 1 cup ketchup 2 T sugar 2 T soy sauce 2 T sesame oil 1 T cornstarch 1 cup water
In a small bowl combine the ketchup, sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch and water.
Heat oil in wok, then add the garlic, ginger and siracha. Stir-fry for 1 minute. Add contents of bowl and heat until boiling. Add crab meat and heat through. Beat egg in bowl then add to the wok. Heat through for 2-3 minutes
Serve with french bread.
Here are some pictures Jared took during the prep...
Our delicious crab:
Ginger, garlic and siracha:
In goes the crab:
Then the egg:
Served up with some french bread:
And seriously, who could resist cannoli for desert?!?!?? (yes, I know cannoli and chili crab seem like an odd combination.. but two delicious things are always ok in my book)