One of my son’s favorite things to do at my parents house is go crabbing! Secretly I love it to!! I’ve tried cooking crabs a few ways, but after making this one I don’t know if I can go back to my other recipes. A neighbor shared this one with me and said it tasted just like the restaurant so I keep meaning to post it so I won’t loose it. The sauce is finger licking good. If you don’t have crab this works we’ll with shrimp as well.

Ginger and Scallion Crab
(Adapted from Rasa Malaysia)

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1 crab, about 1 1/2 – 2 pounds (0.6 kg-1 kg)
2 inches ginger, peeled and sliced into 10-12 pieces
3 stalks scallion, cut into 2-inch length (5 cm)
3 tablespoons cornstarch for frying
1 tablespoon cooking oil
oil for deep frying

1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 dashes white pepper powder
1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon sugar
6 tablespoons water
3/4 teaspoon corn starch
1/8 teaspoon fish sauce

Mix the sauce and set aside.

Clean the crab and cut into pieces. Pat dry with paper towels and put into a big bowl. Add the corn flour to the bowl and lightly coat the crab pieces with it. Heat up a wok and add cooking oil.

When the oil is heated, drop the crab pieces and deep fry. As soon as they turn red, dish out, strain the excess oil and set aside.

Heat up a wok and add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil. Add the ginger and stir-fry until aromatic.

Put the crab pieces into the wok and quickly stir a few times before adding the sauce.

Add the chopped scallions, toss the crab in the wok a few times until well coated with the sauce, dish out and serve immediately.

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