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Chili Crab

Get this easy and simple recipe for this yummy Chili Crab that has the perfect blend of sweet and spicy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: chili crab
Servings: 3
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 3 big cloves garlic - minced
  • 3 tablespoons ginger - minced
  • ½ cup shallots - chopped (or a medium onion)
  • 3 pieces crabs - washed and each cut into 2
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup tomato ketchup
  • ½ cup sweet chili sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch - dissolved in 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 egg - beaten


  • Heat oil in a skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Saute the garlic, ginger, and shallots.
  • Add the crabs and 1 cup of water then cover and let it cook for 5 minutes or until the crab's shells turn red all around.
  • Add the tomato ketchup, sweet chili sauce, and fish sauce. Stir well making sure that the crabs get covered with the sauces. Cook for another two minutes.
  • Move the crab pieces on one side of the wok and pour the cornstarch mixture into the sauce and mix until the sauce thickens. Lastly, add the beaten egg into the sauce and stir quickly to prevent it from making lumps. Cover the crabs with the sauce and cook for another minute.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 2230mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.6mg