How To Make Chile Crabs

Chile Crabs Recipe

10 fresh red Thai chiles, stemmed 
9 large garlic cloves 
1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped 
1/3 cup ketchup 
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 
1 teaspoon salted bean paste or red miso 
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice 
8 (8-ounce) fresh blue crabs, rinsed and aprons removed (see recipe note above) 
2 spring onions, trimmed and chopped 
1 bunch fresh cilantro (optional)

How To Make Chile Crabs :
Step 1
Combine first 3 ingredients in a food processor; process until finely ground. Stir in ketchup, sugar, bean paste, and juice. Place crabs in a large bowl; top with 1/2 cup chile mixture. Toss to combine. Set remaining chile mixture aside. Marinate in refrigerator 1 hour.
Step 2
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Step 3
Remove crabs from marinade; discard marinade. Arrange crabs, shell sides up, on grill rack; grill 12 minutes or until shells turn red. Serve with remaining chile sauce and onions. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

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