Singapore Chile Crab with Spinach
From EatingWell: December 2006
Restaurants all over Singapore have chile crab on their menus—it's one of the national dishes. Usually made with whole crabs swimming in a spicy chile sauce, this streamlined version is much simpler—and less messy to eat. Although a little more expensive, this dish looks the most beautiful and tastes the best when made with "colossal" lump crabmeat. Make it a meal: Serve over instant brown rice. Cool off with mango sorbet for dessert.
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1/4 cup minced shallot
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons minced red chile, or to taste
- 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
- 1 6-ounce bag baby spinach
- 1 pound pasteurized crabmeat, drained if necessary
- Whisk water, ketchup, soy sauce, tomato paste and cornstarch in a medium bowl.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 1 minute. Add garlic, chile and ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add spinach and stir until just wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the sauce and crab; reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 2 minutes.
Per serving: 187 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 2 g mono); 132 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 1 g fiber; 785 mg sodium; 360 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (90% daily value), Iron & Vitamin C (40% dv), Folate (22% dv), Calcium (15% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 3 very lean meat, 1 fat
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- Type of Dish
- Main dish, fish/seafood
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- 30 minutes or less
- Main Ingredient
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- December 2006