Stir-fried crab and ginger with glass noodles


This little known recipe is a delight for taste buds. If you run out of time, you can prepare it with crab claws only. Great looking and tasting guaranteed !

The ingredients will serve 2 persons.

2 blue crabs (about 200 grams/piece, total about 400 grams)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 Indian shallot (or red onion), finely sliced

3 garlic cloves

40 g ginger, cut in very fine julienne

1 tablespoon light soy sauce

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

200 grams fresh glass noodles

3 Thai celery stalks, sliced

Prepare the crab :

Twist off the claws and legs. Reserve the claws.

Place your fingers between the gap where the body meets the shell and pull upwards to separate the body from the shell. Pull away the feathery gills. Use a large knife to quarter the body. Set aside.

Marinate the noodles in light soy sauce, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce and sugar.

Stir-fry the ingredients :

Heat the oil into a frying pan or wok and, over medium heat, stir-fry shallot for 1 minute. Add garlic and ginger then stir-fry for 2 more minutes.

Add crab claws, body and upper shell. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on low heat for about 4 minutes.

Remove the lid. Add noodles and marinade. Mix well. Then add celery, mix well and remove from heat.

Serve immediately.

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