Poo Ja

Stuffed Crab Shells

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Little Thai Cookbook

By Marshall Cavendish

Published 2014

  • About

The extra step of steaming, then deep-frying the stuffed crab shells produces an extremely moreish, finger-licking dish. Typically served at special family occasions, pair this with sweet chilli sauce, and a chilled white wine of your choice.


  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander roots
  • 10


  1. Using a mortar and pestle, pound the garlic, coriander root, peppercorns and shallots with the fish sauce.
  2. Add the pork and mix well. Add the mashed crabmeat and mix again.
  3. Fill the crab shells with the pork and crabmeat mixture. Pack it in tightly.
  4. Place the crab shells in a steamer and steam for 15 minutes. Remove and top each stuffed crab