Fire-Cracking Sweet & Sour chilli South Devon Crab
This is a great simple dish, packed with flavour and works really well with the wonderful South Devon crab. The fragrance of Asian herbs enthuse me every time to want to go and cook shellfish and although there is a lot of flavour in this dish it doesn’t overpower the taste and texture of the crab. You could also do this recipe with lobster or with monkfish. Enjoy!
1 cooked crab, weighing about
450g Vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
1in ginger root, finely sliced, skin left on
A few spring onions, cut into chunks
2 hot red chillies, sliced – seeds in if you’re brave!
100ml white wine vinegar
1 tablespoons fish sauce
Juice of 1 limes
A handful of fresh coriander, chopped
A good handful of basil leaves, Thai preferably