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Filipino Chili Crab

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Chili Crab is a seafood dish that originated from Singapore. This dish is composed of crab (Mud Crab is originally used) cooked in sweet and spicy sauce. I had my first taste of this dish in the original dampa in Paranaque (a city in the Philippines). I found this to be real good and the three servings of rice can attest to that. Imagine the meaty claws of the alimango topped with sweet and spicy sauce €¦now that makes me really craving for more. Wouldn€™t you want to try some or perhaps cook your own chili crab? If your answer is yes, then we have the solution right here.
  Crab 2 Pound, cut in half
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Tablespoon, minced
  Ginger 3 Tablespoon, minced
  Crushed red pepper/3 pieces sliced red chili 1 Tablespoon
  Hoi-sin sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Catsup/Tomato sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sweet chili sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fish sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Green onions/Scallions 3 Tablespoon, thinly sliced crosswise

1. Heat a cooking pot and pour the cooking oil
2. Saute the garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper
3. Add the crab and cook for 3 to 4 minutes
4. Put-in the hoisin sauce, tomato catsup, sweet chili sauce, fish sauce,and sesame oil then mix with the other ingredients
5. Pour the water and bring to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce is thick
6. Garnish with green onions on top
7. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish
Crab, Raw Seafood, Seafood
High Protein
This video is in Filipino.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 252 Calories from Fat 66

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g11.4%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g5.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 118.1 mg39.4%

Sodium 1326.4 mg55.3%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.72 g2.9%

Sugars 9.8 g

Protein 29 g57.3%

Vitamin A 10.2% Vitamin C 21.6%

Calcium 15.7% Iron 8.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Filipino Chili Crab Recipe Video