Steamed Crabs with Ginger Sauce

Steamed Crabs with Ginger Sauce


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Crabs are simply steamed then served with a homemade ginger sauce with a soy base and Chinese black vinegar.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • sugar, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced ginger
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons Chinese black vinegar
  • 1kg crabs, cleaned

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Make the sauce by heating the sesame oil in a small saucepan for 15 seconds. Add the soy sauce, sugar, Shaoxing wine and heat for 15 seconds more. Pour into a bowl and add ginger, set aside.
  2. Pour some black vinegar into a separate bowl and set aside.
  3. Steam the crabs over high heat for 15-20 minutes or until they are cooked through. Transfer to a serving plate and serve with sauce and vinegar.


Shaoxing wine and Chinese black vinegar can be purchased in Asian speciality shops or online.

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