Thai chilli mud crab
Thai chilli mud crab

Thai chilli mud crab

This recipe makes it easy to turn those muddies you picked up in the pots into beautiful chilli mud crab delights.


  • 2 uncooked mud crabs
  • 2 tablespoons rice bran oil
  • 6 cloves chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 shallots sliced into 1cm pieces
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground ginger
  • 1 lemon grass shoot 15cm long, finely sliced


  • Clean crabs and cut each side into three sections, lightly crack shells.
  • Heat oil in wok, add garlic and white part of shallots; stir fry for one minute on medium heat.
  • Reduce heat, add water, sauces, ground ginger and lemon grass and mix well.
  • Add crab.
  • Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes until crab is cooked through and bright red in colour.
  • Add remaining shallots and toss.
  • Serve immediately with a side dish of fresh garden greens.

About Melissa Frohloff

Melissa is Bush 'n Beach Fishing magazine's celebrity chef. She is happy to share all her tasty recipes.

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