How to make Crab in Black Pepper Sauce

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Main Ingredients : Crabs (केकड़े), Crushed black peppercorns (कुटी हुई कालीमिर्च )

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Crab in Black Pepper Sauce

Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

For more recipes related to Crab in Black Pepper Sauce checkout Crab Curry, Crab Sukhe, Crabstick and Drumstick Curry, Crab in Devils Sauce . You can also find more Main Course Seafood recipes like Jackfruit with Prawns, Pomfret Recheiado, Coconut Rawas, Steamed Fish .

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Crab in Black Pepper Sauce Recipe

  • Crabs (claws) 8

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Minced garlic 1 tablespoon

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Chicken stock 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Spring onion flowers for garnish


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick wok, add garlic and sauté for half a minute. Add crushed peppercorns and mix well.

Step 2

Add crab claws and cook for two to three minutes. Add sugar and salt and mix well.

Step 3

Add chicken stock and mix well. Cover and cook for five to six minutes.

Step 4

Transfer onto a serving plate, garnish with spring onion flower and serve hot.