Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Black Pepper Crabs

Now here's a great local Singaporean dish. If you like spice, this is it!! We use to host a crab party every year. I'd make a huge pot of crabs and everyone would be over. I hope to start it back again this year so my dear friends who love crabs, you have to wait till December!! This is such a simple dish and a must to try if you're going to Singapore. Just put on large bib and be ready to get messy!

The Crabs are cooked in butter first and than mixed into a black pepper sauce made of garlic, ginger, chili, oyster sauce and soy sauce, Of course, not forgetting the key ingredient, Black pepper. Just writing this blog and looking at the picture makes me want to have some right now! I've also made Chicken and Tiger Prawns using the same recipe and they all turn out just as good. Crabs are messier to eat and takes effort so the Prawns can be an option for tho of you who don't want to work for your food;). Here's the recipe for the sauce:

2 cloves garlic minced
1 inch garlic minced
2 serrano chili minced
3 tbsp ground black pepper
4 tbsp oyster sauce
4 tbsp soy sauce

If you're making crabs, cook them in so butter and set them aside. In the remaining butter, cook the minced garlic, ginger and chili for about 1 min. Add in the sauces and Pepper and cook for another minute. Toss the crabs in the sauce and cook for about 5 mins. Let it cool a little before serving. If you're making chicken or Shrimp, make the sauce first, let it cool and toss in uncooked chicken /shrimp. You can either grill it on the BBQ or the oven. Enjoy!!

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