Salt and Pepper Crab

Filipino Style Recipe: Salt and pepper crab is another simple and easy seafood dish that is commonly served in Chinese restaurant. The crabs deep fried and stir cooked in scallion, butter, salt and pepper. This is usually served as appertizer or pulutan together with dipping sauce.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes

1 kilo fresh mud crabs, cleaned
5 tablespoons cornstarch
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped scallion
3 tablespoons olive oil
cooking oil for deep frying
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter(optional)
1/8 teaspoon dried chili flakes(optional)

Part 1
1. Sprinkle cornstarch over crabs then deep fry for 5 minutes. Drain on paper towel.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat olive oil and butter then saute garlic, scallion and chili flakes.
2. Add fried crabs then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir cook for a minute.
3. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate and serve with spicy vinegar.



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