Today I went to the wet market.
I love the wet market. It is such an exciting place and one never knows what one is going to find.
And today, I found some flower crabs.
Fair enough, I guess. After all, there's more for me when he does not want to eat!
My helper, though, loves crabs. So when I got home from the market, she was more than happy to clean the crabs. Which means I was free to take photographs of the crab-cleaning process!
Here's how to clean crabs, if you don't already know.
Turn the crab upside down. Lift the flap, pull it off and discard.
If you like crabs, then you will definitely like this!
Stir-Fried Flower Crab with Fermented Black Beans, Chili and Garlic (Serves 4)
1 kg flower crabs, cleaned and halved
1 piece ginger (thumb size), julienne
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large chilli, sliced
1 tablespoon fermented black beans
1 tablespoon black bean sauce
1/2 teaspoon XO sauce
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 cup water
1. Saute ginger in hot vegetable oil for a minute. Add chilli and fermented black beans. Cook for another minute.
2. Add garlic, give it a stir. Add crabs, black bean sauce, XO sauce, pepper and water,
3. Stir until the crabs have turned pink.
4. Serve immediately.