Ginger Mud Crabs Recipe

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Ginger Mud Crabs
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  1. Freeze mud crab for 30 minutes and then blanch in boiling hot water and then submerge into ice water to refresh.
  2. Clean and chop the crab in quarters, remove lungs and crack the claws by hitting them across the middle with a knife.
  3. Add some off cuts of ginger and spring onion to the water in a pot on which you can sit a bamboo steamer, add the crabs to the steamer and steam for about 6 to 8 minutes or alternatively I would use my electric steamer or if you have a pot with holes in the base site that on a another pot with water.
  4. Heat the peanut oil in the wok until smoking.
  5. Add onion and cook till almost transluscent and then add garlic and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Add the julienned ginger and chillies if using, 1 inch lengths of spring onion white part and the capsicum and sugar and fry a few minutes until fragrant.
  7. Add crabs and toss, then add shoaxing wine, oyster sauce, sesame oil and stock and vinegar and cook for a few minutes (I just had this all mixed in a jug to pour in).
  8. Sprinkle with sliced spring onion greens and coriander leaves on serving (as we don't care for coriander I omitted).
  9. Serve with steamed rice.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 306.29 Kcal (1282 kJ)
Calories from fat 191.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.29g 33%
Cholesterol 10.46mg 3%
Sodium 1625.62mg 68%
Potassium 485.37mg 10%
Total Carbs 20.17g 7%
Sugars 4.36g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1.34g 5%
Protein 6.64g 13%
Vitamin C 7.5mg 12%
Iron 2.8mg 16%
Calcium 100mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 82.6 Kcal (346 kJ)
Calories from fat 51.69 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.74g 33%
Cholesterol 2.82mg 3%
Sodium 438.42mg 68%
Potassium 130.9mg 10%
Total Carbs 5.44g 7%
Sugars 1.18g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0.36g 5%
Protein 1.79g 13%
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Iron 0.8mg 16%
Calcium 27mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.6
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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