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Chinese Steamed Cracked Crabs















Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb


2 pounds crab, live in shell
live in the shell
2 each scallions, spring or green onions
bruised and cut in half
2 slices ginger
1 tablespoon sherry
dry, or shao hsing wine
Ginger, green onion, and vinegar dipping sauce
4 tablespoons scallions, spring or green onions
finely shredded
2 tablespoons ginger
finely shredded , preferably young ginger
¼ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons vinegar
3 ½ tablespoons peanut oil


Kill and clean the crab.

Place it, top shell down, on a heat- resistant plate.

Scatter the onion, ginger and wine on top of the crab.

Put the crab and plate into a preheated steamer. Steam over high heat for 15 minutes.

Remove and cool.

Disjoint and crack the crab and arrange on a platter.

Dip the meat into the dipping sauce and eat with green onions and ginger.

Use the tip of the leg to dig out the meat.

Ginger, Green Onion, and Vinegar Dipping Sauce:

Scatter green onions in a shallow saucer.

Top with the shredded ginger. Sprinkle sugar and salt evenly over the ginger.

Pour the vinegar over the ginger.

Heat the oil until it's hot but not smoking, and pour it over the mixture.

It should sizzle lightly.

If it is too hot, let it cool.

Makes about ⅔ cup.


* not incl. in nutrient facts


about 13 years

I've now made this receipe 4 times in the past 2 weeks. Friends just raved over the wonder aroma and deep flavors. I upped the amount of ginger for even more exotic flavor. This is the BEST crab I've ever had. Go for it!!!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 106g (3.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 23090% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 640mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 2% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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