Saturday, October 13, 2007

Black Pepper Crabs in Claypot

Original Recipe by Amy Beh

2 big crabs, cut into bite-sized pieces

2 stalks spring onion, cut into 3-4cm lengths

1 sprig coriander, cut into 3-4cm lengths

3cm piece ginger, shredded

1 tbsp coarsely-ground black pepper

1 tsp sesame oil

2 tbsp oil

Ingredients (A)

½ tsp chicken stock granules

¼-½ tsp salt or to taste

Seasoning (combined)

6 tbsp chicken stock or water

¾ tsp sugar or to taste

1 tsp light soy sauce

Lightly season crabs with ingredients (A) for 10-15 minutes.

Heat oil and sesame oil in a claypot and add half portion of ground black pepper. Sauté until fragrant, then add in ginger and seasoned crabs. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Add in combined seasoning ingredients and sprinkle over remaining black pepper. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until crabs are fully cooked.

Garnish with spring onion and coriander.

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