Stir Fry Curry Crabs Recipe

January 30, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Stir Fry Curry Crabs Recipe

The Stir Fry Curry Crabs Recipe is a popular dish in Khmer cuisine, known for its flavorful combination of curry powder, coconut milk, oyster sauce, fish sauce, and other aromatic ingredients. The dish can be prepared using either cooked or raw Dungeness crabs. The crabs are cleaned, cut, and the shells are cracked to allow the flavors to penetrate. Other ingredients include white onion, green onions, ginger, jalapeño, garlic, and shallots, all of which contribute to the dish’s rich and aromatic profile.

To create the stir fry sauce, a mixture of coconut milk, red curry paste, sugar, oyster sauce, fish sauce, and Chinese 5 spices is combined in a bowl. This flavorful sauce will be the key component in infusing the crabs with a burst of delicious taste.

The cooking process begins by heating vegetable oil in a wok until it reaches a high temperature. Minced garlic and shallots, along with ginger and sliced jalapeño, are added and stir-fried until their aroma fills the air. The crabs are then introduced into the wok. If using raw crabs, a bit of water is added to help steam them until they turn pink, signifying they are fully cooked.

Next, the prepared stir fry sauce is added to the wok and the mixture is tossed or stirred to ensure the sauce is evenly distributed, infusing the crabs with its rich flavors. The cracked shells allow the sauce to seep into the meat, enhancing its taste. To finish, sliced white onion and green onions are incorporated, adding a final layer of texture and freshness to the dish.

The Stir Fry Curry Crabs are then ready to be served, typically enjoyed with a side of rice. This recipe captures the essence of Khmer cuisine with its bold flavors and aromatic profile, making it a delightful dish for those seeking a taste of Cambodian culinary tradition.


3 cooked or raw Dungeness clean cut crack the shells, set aside
1/2 white onion slice
2 green onions cut to 1 inch
1/4 cup of thinly sliced ginger
1 Jalapeño slice
2 garlic cloves mince
2 shallots mince
3 tablespoon of vegetable oil for stir fry

Stir fry sauce

1/2 can of coconut milk
2 tablespoon of red curry paste
2 tablespoon of sugar
2 tablespoon of oyster sauce
2 tablespoon of fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon of Chinese 5 spices
Mix everything in a bowl set aside

Directions to make Stir Fry Curry Crabs Recipe

  1. Heat 3 tablespoon of oil in a wok until hot
  2. Add minced garlic and shallots, ginger and Jalapeño stir fry until aroma
  3. Add crabs if it is cooked crab it won’t take long but if you use raw crabs do add some water a bit to steam the crabs cooked until the raw crab turn pink,
  4. Now Add stir fry sauce and you have to toss or stir it few times to make sure the sauce and crabs is all mix together (this is why you have to crack the shell so the flavor will go inside) taste and adjust the spice.
  5. Add white onion and green onion mix well, turn the heat off,

Serve stir fry curry crabs with rice.


Related Recipe: Steam Rice Noodle with Egg Recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 508

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏36g 13%
Total Fat ‏40g 51%
Saturated Fat ‏18g 90%
Dietary Fiber ‏4g 14%
Protein ‏5g 10%
Sodium ‏2298mg 100%
Sugars ‏17g 34%


15 min


30 min




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