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Ginger Chile Basted Crab

  Seasoned rice vinegar/60 milliliter white wine vinegar mixed with 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar 60 Milliliter, mixed (1/4 Cup)
  Salad oil 2 Tablespoon
  Minced ginger 1 Tablespoon
  Jalapeno chile 1 Large, seeded and minced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced or pressed
  Cilantro 2 Tablespoon, minced
  Tomato 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Live dungeness crabs 2 1⁄2 Pound

In a small nonreactive bowl, combine vinegar, oil, ginger, chile, garlic, cilantro, and tomato; set aside.
In a 10- to 12-quart (10- to 12-liter) pan, bring 6 quarts (6 liters) water to a rapid boil over high heat.
Picking up 1 crab at a time, hold crabs from rear and plunge headfirst into water.
Return water to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.
Using tongs, lift crabs from pan and let cool briefly.
Pull off and discard triangular belly tab.
Lift off shell from rear; rinse and set aside, if desired.
Pull off and discard red membrane with entrails on body and soft gills.
Rinse body well and drain.
Arrange crabs on cooking grate.
Place lid on grill.
Cook, brushing occasionally with ginger mixture and turning once halfway through cooking time, until meat in leg is opaque (10 to 12 minutes; crack open to test).
Transfer crabs to a platter.
Spoon remaining ginger mixture over crabs; top with reserved back shells, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 231 Calories from Fat 62

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.7%

Saturated Fat 0.5 g2.5%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 111.5 mg37.2%

Sodium 730.7 mg30.4%

Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.4%

Dietary Fiber 0.54 g2.1%

Sugars 4.2 g

Protein 33 g66.7%

Vitamin A 13.9% Vitamin C 20.4%

Calcium 9.6% Iron 5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Ginger Chile Basted Crab Recipe