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Ginger and beer-steamed crab

You'll need

4 (about 700gm each) raw blue swimmer crabs, cleaned and halved lengthways 750 ml lager 2 tbsp oyster sauce ¼ tsp sesame oil 1 clove of garlic, chopped 2 tbsp ginger, cut into julienne 4 green onions, cut into 5cm lengths 2 stalks of lemongrass, white parts only, bruised To serve: thinly sliced long red chilli, baby coriander leaves, thinly sliced green onions and steamed jasmine rice


  • 01
  • Place crab halves in a large bowl, then add 60 ml beer, oyster sauce, sesame oil, garlic and 1 tbsp ginger, cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • 02
  • Place remaining beer and ginger, green onions and lemongrass in the base of a wok. Place crab pieces and marinade in a heatproof shallow dish in a bamboo steamer over wok, bring beer mixture to the boil, then steam for 15 minutes or until crab is just cooked, adding boiling water to wok if necessary.
  • 03
  • Transfer crab and cooking liquid to a large plate or bowl, scatter with chilli, coriander and green onions and serve immediately, with steamed rice passed separately.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people

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