My F&W
quick save (...)

Salt and Pepper Crab

  • ACTIVE: 29 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 45 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4 FIRST-COURSE SERVINGS
  • HEALTHY
  1. 1 Dungeness or Jonah crab (2 1/2 to 3 pounds)
  2. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  3. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. One 3-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and cut into slivers
  5. 1 shallot, minced
  6. 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  7. 1 teaspoon sugar
  8. 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  9. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  10. 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  11. 3 tablespoons water
  12. 2 scallions, cut into 2-inch lengths
  13. 4 cilantro sprigs, coarsely chopped
  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the crab until it turns pink, 8 to 10 minutes; drain. Remove and reserve the tomalley (the greenish liver). Using a large knife, crack the crab legs at the joints and quarter the body.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic, ginger and shallot and stir-fry until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add the reserved tomalley and stir to break it up. Add the salt, sugar, soy sauce, black pepper, crushed red pepper and crab and stir-fry until the crab is evenly coated with the seasonings. Add the water and scallions and cook for 3 minutes. Transfer the crab to a bowl, garnish with the cilantro and serve with lots of napkins.
You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(1)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.