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spicy crab in tomato sauce
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Spicy Crab in Tomato Sauce

Chili Crab is a seafood dish that I enjoy with lots of rice. This dish is composed of crabs cooked in sweet and spicy sauce.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Filipino, Singaporean
Keyword: chili, crabs, spicy
Servings: 4 people
Author: Bebs Lott


  • 2 large dungeness crabs
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp salt for boiling crabs
  • 250 grams tomato sause
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium oinion sliced
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • In a large pot, put the crabs, 3 cups water and 1 tbsp salt and boil for 20 minutes or until crabs are bright orange in color. When cooked, put aside and let it cool down then cut each crab in to two parts.
  • In a large frying pan, heat cooking oil and saute garlic and onion until onion is translucent.
  • Add the crabs and stir, let simmer for 5 minutes and cover the pan.
  • Add the tomato sauce and stir,  add sugar, chili flakes, paprika, salt and pepper then stir everything then cover the pan again and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Taste for sweetness, saltiness or spiciness. Also check for the thickness of the sauce making sure there is enough but not too much.
  • Put in a serving plate and enjoy! Bon Appetit.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg