Stir-Fried Dancing Crab with Fresno Chili Rings

Preparation info

  • Serves


    as a Main Course
    • Difficulty


Appears in

China Moon Cookbook

By Barbara Tropp

Published 1992

  • About

Almost every day during fresh crab season, we have delivered to the restaurant kitchen an open box of spitting, clawing, bubbling, “dancing” crabs. Often to the chagrin of the cook in charge, orders are to kill, clean, and chop them, and serve them forth in short order.

Stir-Fried Dancing Crab, redolent of ginger, scallions, and black beans, is a great favorite with our customers, who lick every sliver of shell and extract every morsel of meat. I’ve cooked crab this way for years, a