How to make Butter Pepper Garlic Crabs -

Frozen crab sticks turned into a delicacy par excellence.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Frozen crab sticks, Butter (मक्खन )

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Seafood

Butter Pepper Garlic Crabs

Butter Pepper Garlic Crabs Recipe Card


Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Butter Pepper Garlic Crabs Recipe

  • Frozen crab sticks 250 grams

  • Butter 3 tablespoons

  • Green capsicum 1 medium

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cornstarch slurry 2 teaspoons


Step 1

Cut capsicum into diamond shaped pieces. Cut crab sticks into diagonal pieces.

Step 2

Heat 2 tbsps butter in a non-stick wok, add garlic and sauté for ½ minute.

Step 3

Add crab stick pieces, capsicum, salt and crushed peppercorns and mix well.

Step 4

Add ¼ cup water and mix. Add cornstarch slurry and mix well. Add remaining butter, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Transfer onto a serving dish and serve hot.

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