Yellow Curry Crab Recipe

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Yellow Curry Crab Recipe

Lhas Alvarez
Special occasions call for crab and curry!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 5


Yellow Curry Crab Ingredients

  • Leeks use one bunch, green parts only
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed, plus 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1/2 kilo mud crabs (alimango) cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons white onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons yellow curry powder
  • 1 can coconut milk use 400-gram can
  • 1 green finger chili (siling pangsigang)
  • 1/2 Cup red bell peppers cubed
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce (patis)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • cilantro leaves to garnish


  • Fill a pot with enough water to cover crabs. Bring to a boil. Add leeks, crushed garlic, and peppercorns. Add crabs and simmer until cooked, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove crabs from pot and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Sauté onions,chopped garlic, ginger, and curry powder.
  • Add coconut milk, chili, and bell peppers; simmer for 2 minutes. Season to taste with fish sauce, salt, and pepper.
  • Add crabs to the wok. (Alternatively, you can pour the sauce over the crabs right before serving.) Garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve with mantou buns, if desired.
Keyword crab, crab curry, curry, curry recipe, seafood curry
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