Hot and Spicy Chilli Crab Recipe (Resep Kepiting Saus Padang)

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Hot and Spicy Chilli Crab Recipe

Chilli crab is a popular  dish preparation for crab . This hot and spicy chili crab are considered as Padangnese or Minangkabau descent style for it’s kick’in spicy and hot taste. Just like BEEF RENDANG, the chilli crab spice paste contains a dominant chilli flavour. Mud crabs are commonly used and are stir-fried in a semi-thick, creamy, hot and savoury tomato and chilli based sauce. Padangnese chilli crab are slightly different with the relatives, a Singapore style chilli crab.  Despite its name ‘chilli’, Singapore style chilli crab is not a very hot and spicy dish.  The other difference is the Padangnese style chilli not contain  shrimp paste but turmeric, candle nuts and chilli paste.

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Hot and Spicy Chilli Crab Recipe (Resep Kepiting Saus Padang)

Kepiting Saus Padang or Padangnese Style Chilli Crab is a very popular dish among seafood restaurant through out Indonesia, especially chinese restaurant. The chef usually boiled the crab with ginger and lemongrass or deep fried it before tossed with the spicy sauce.  Don’t you ever espect to order kepiting saus padang in a Padangnese Restaurant since it’s won’t be available. To make it even more fragrant, i love to add some  curry powder to the dish. A little touch of thick coconut milk added to make a creamy sauce. Instead serving with a deep fried mantau or buns, the Kepiting Saus Padang is served with steamed rice.

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Recipe Hot Spicy Chilli Crab in Padangnese Style

This  Indonesia chilli crab got a little of my personal twist. I use a sliced tomato and green chillies to make it refreshing even more. Beside tomato puree, i use a ripe torch gingger pods that called as buah cekala, kecombrang, kincuang or sambuang in Minangkabau or Padangnese descent language. You should crack open the torch ginger pod and mashed the black seed innard with water, then strain it through a fine sieve. The torch ginger pods and flower are essential ingredients to to make a Arsik Ikan or Indonesian (Batakness) Spiced Fish with Torch Ginger and Szechuan Peppercorn.

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Recipe Crab in Hot and Spicy Chilli Sauce

I was so damn lucky to had the blue crab or flower crab since this is the last stock in the market this weeks. I like this crab for it sweet and succulent meat eversince i made Seafood Paella and Steamed Blue Crab in Green Chillies. This crab is worth for the price since literrary i had to struggling around a bunch of  jolly mommy with the same interest to purchasing the flower crab. This blue crab is the biggest i ever seen, about 2-3 for a kilo and it’s very cheep too. I purchased 3 blue or flower crab weighted around 1,4 kilos for about 6 USD.


Chilli Crab Recipe :

  • 2@500 gr crab, cleaned, remove the gills
  • 1 large tomatoes, deseeded, roughly chopped
  • 1 large tomatoes, pureed
  • 3 green chillies, crosswisely slice
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup tomato ketchup
  • 4 tbsp hot chilli sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 6 torch ginger pod or buah asam cekala, cracked, dissolve with water and strained
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 3 tbsp oil

Chilli Crab Spice Paste :

  • 6 red cayenne pepper or chillies
  • 6 bird eye chillies (or more for more hot taste)
  • 8 shallots
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 3 cm turmeric, grilled, peeled
  • 4 candle nuts, toasted

Instruction :

How to Make Chilli Crab:

  • Season the crab with salt and lime juice, deep fried for two minutes with large flame ( i prefer not doing this for a less calories)
  • In a large skillet , heat up the oil over medium-high heat. Saute the spice paste until the oil separated int he edge of the skillet.
  • Add the green chillies, tomato puree, kaffir lime leaves, curry powder, coconut milk, tomato ketchup, and chilli sauce.
  • Add the crabs and the torch ginger infused water , bring to boil in a large flame.
  • Adjust the taste with salt and pepper
  • Just before finished cooking, add the chopped tomato
  • Serve with hot steamed rice.

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Resep Kepiting / Rajungan Cabe Hijau (Steamed Blue Crab in Green Chili Sauce)

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Resep Kepiting Rajungan Saus Cabe Hijau Ijo

Kepiting Rajungan or Portunus pelagicus, also knownas the flower crab, blue crab, blue swimmer crab, blue manna crab or sand crab, is a large crab found in the intertidal estuaries of the Indian and Pacific Oceans (Asian coasts) and the Middle-Eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The name “flower crab” is used in east Asian countries while the latter names are used in Australia.

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Recipe Steamed Blue Crab with Green Chilli Sauce

Look at the orange blue crab roe, so delicacy…

This baby had a very succulent, sweet and tasty flesh compares to regular mud crab thats why like it much more than mud crab. I used to  steam the blue crab with minim additional seasoning, just soy sauce, lime juice, and chopped bird eye cillies. But today i seasoned the blue crab with saus cabe hijau or green chillie sauce. Green chilli sauce is considered as Indonesia or Thailand sauce, u an easily find this kind of sauce in both country and it goes perfectly blend with any kind of seafood.

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Steamed Blue Crab with Hot and Spicy Chilli Sauce


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Blue Crab Roe (Egg)

Fresh blue crab with roe

  • 1/2 kg fresh raw blue crab/ kepiting rajungan
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • salt and peper to taste

For green chillies sauce/ saus cabe hijau

  • 50 gr geen chillies/ cabe hijau
  • 6 garlic cloves / bawang putih
  • 6 shallot/ bawang merah
  • 3 lemon grass, peel to the soft white heart/ sereh, kupas sampai bagian putih
  • 3 cm   ginger/jahe
  • 6 tablespoons angciu / shao hsing wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoons  sugar
  • 6 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1  chicken buillion cube


  • Place crab on chopping board, top-shell side down, pull the triangle part and discard it, pull the shell vertically and remove the  hairy bits or the gills, wash with running water
  • Springke with salt, pepper and lime juice, set aside
  • Make the green chillies sauce : Mashed the green chilli, garlic, shallot, ginger and lemon grass in a mortar, heat the oil, saute the mixture until soften and fragrance. add the ang ciu, suger, light soy sauce and chicken buillion, simmer until the sauce is reduce
  • Drain the blue crab then put into a heatproof bowl, spread the green chilli sauce all over the blue crab.
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  • Cover with alumunium foil to prevent any liquid comes from steaming
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How to Steamed Blue Crab Recipe: Cover with Amulunium Foil to Avoid Any Dripping from Steaming Process

  • Now is the trickiest part, steam the cram in a higest flame that possible for about 7 minutes, don’t over cooked it
  • Serve with warm rice, glass noodle or porridge

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