Butter Crab with Tamarind
Butter Crab with Tamarind
Enjoy this quick and easy seafood recipe by Ann Lian from Family Kitchen with Sherson.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Stir Frying
  • Preparation Time 25 minutes
  • Cooking Time 45 minutes
  • Yield 3 servings
  • ½ kilogram Flower crab
  • 40 grams Butter
  • 3 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 Bird’s eyes chilli, crushed
  • 50 grams Tamarind, mixed with 4 tbsp water
  • 1 teaspoon Corn starch
  • 1 sachet Creamer
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C
  2. Then thoroughly clean and cut the crab into quarters, slightly crack the claws
  3. In a pan, sauté the butter, garlic and bird’s eye chillies until golden and fragrant
  4. Mix the tamarind with 4 tablespoon of water until nicely combined
  5. Sprinkle the corn starch over the crab
  6. Next, add the crab to the melted butter mixture and toss together with the tamarind as well as the creamer and sugar until well mixed
  7. Then, place in the oven to cook for another 15 minutes.
  8. Once cooked, plate crab onto a plate with a generous serving of the sauce on top
  1. Optional:
  2. Serve with steamed rice

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