Steamed Crab with Scallions and Ginger Root

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 15 min 4
Steamed Crab with Scallions and Ginger Root
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900 gm Crab, dungeness (whole)
1 slice Ginger root (small, thinly sliced)
1 green onion (stem) Green onion (cut to 2-inch lengths)
2 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Sunflower oil


Clean and separate the crab into pieces: rinse well under cold water, carefully removing the yellow gills or spongy insides. Twist apart the legs and claws. With the blunt side of the cleaver, crack the legs and larger front claws and set aside. (This makes the crab easier to eat after it’s cooked.)

In a small pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in salt.

Heat oil in the wok over medium-high heat. Stir-fry ginger and scallions until aromatic, about 1 minutes. Add crab pieces and stir-fry for another minute. Add salted water, then cover the wok and let the crab steam for 10 minutes. Transfer to serving dish.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 215
Calories from fat 51
Calories from saturated fat 5.5
Total Fat 5.6 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.4 g
Cholesterol 133 mg
Sodium 1850 mg
Potassium 803 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1.9 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Protein 39 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 2.5

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