Chili Garlic Crab Recipe

Chili+Garlic+Crab - Chili Garlic Crab Recipe

Chili Garlic Crab is one of my favorite dishes, though, it is kinda costly here in the Philippines due to the high prices of red crabs. But of course, you can always check your local supermarket for affordable prices. Nevertheless, this is an easy recipe that is worth your pocket and stomach. Just be sure not to eat too much aligue or you’ll be visiting your friendly doctor soon.

This spicy crab recipe is also one of the favorite meals of Filipinos when eating out at Dampa (a place where you buy seafood in the market and have the restaurants cook it for you) along with  Buttered Garlic Shrimp.

Rather than spending a lot eating out, here’s an easy crab recipe that you can try at home:


Chili Garlic Crab Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Recipe Type: Dinner, Lunch, Seafood
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 3 people
  • 2-3 pcs Red Crab Large
  • 2-3 heads of garlic minced
  • 3-4 red chili pepper chopped
  • 2 tbsps oil
  • 1 cup water + to boil crabs
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
How To Cook Chili Garlic Crab Recipe:
    1. Boil the whole crabs along with claws in a casserole with sufficient water. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Drain and cut in the crabs in half. Separate.
    2. Heat oil in a pan or wok. Add garlic and saute for few minutes.
    3. Add water and chili pepper.
    4. Dissolve cornflour in a half cup of water and add to the sauce.
    5. Add sugar and cook until the sauce thickens a little.

    6. Add salt and pepper then add the crabs. Mix the sauce with the crabs.
    7. Serve while hot in a serving dish.

    Try to cook this Chili Crab Recipe at home and let us know your experience by commenting below. We have other home cooking recipes that you might want to try as well. Kindly share our recipe post should you find it useful.


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