Black Pepper Crab

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as an entrée
    • Difficulty


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By Dan Hong

Published 2014

  • About

Real Singaporeans know it’s all about black pepper crab, not chilli crab! This is not a traditional recipe, but it’s ridiculously tasty.


  • 1 live mud crab
  • 80 g ( oz) unsalted butter


Put the mud crab in the freezer for 1 hour to send it to sleep. Once asleep, take it from the freezer and work quickly. Turn the crab upside down and make an incision with a sharp, heavy knife into the middle of the body, driving the knife down between the eyes. You can now pull the body out of the shell. Discard the tail, lungs and stomach sac. Wash the crab thoroughly under cold water to remo