Crabtivating Veggie Feast—Dinner for 4

Crabtivating Veggie Feast is a Chinese-inspired dinner dish featuring succulent crabs and an assortment of vibrant vegetables. This seafood delight is cooked in a flavorful sauce, offering a harmonious balance of taste and texture, perfect for a satisfying and nutritious meal.

Meal Type






Food Stars

Crabs, vegetables





You Need This Stuff

  • 1 lb fresh crabs, cleaned and chopped
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 cup snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 cup baby corn, halved
  • 1/2 cup carrots, julienned
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper powder
  • 2 tsp cornstarch mixed with 3 tbsp water

Do This With That Stuff

  1. Clean and chop the 1 lb of fresh crabs on the cutting board using the chef’s knife
  2. Heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in the large wok over medium-high heat
  3. Add 3 cloves of minced garlic and 1 tbsp of minced ginger to the wok, stir-fry for 30 seconds using the wooden spoon
  4. Add the chopped crabs to the wok, stir-fry for 5 minutes until cooked through
  5. Remove the cooked crabs from the wok and set aside in a small bowl
  6. In the same wok, add 1 cup of sliced bell peppers, 1 cup of trimmed snow peas, 1 cup of halved baby corn, and 1/2 cup of julienned carrots, stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until vegetables are tender-crisp
  7. Return the cooked crabs to the wok with vegetables
  8. Add 1/4 cup of chopped green onions, stir well to combine all ingredients in the wok
  9. In a measuring cup, combine 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tbsp hoisin sauce, 1 tsp sugar, and 1/2 tsp white pepper powder; mix well
  10. Pour this sauce mixture over crab and vegetables in the wok; stir to coat evenly with sauce
  11. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tsp cornstarch with 3 tbsp water to create a slurry; pour this slurry into the wok while stirring constantly to thicken sauce
  12. Cook for an additional minute or until sauce has thickened
  13. Serve hot as a dinner meal for four servings

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Beti’s Reflections

It was a bustling night at my favorite local Chinese market when I stumbled upon the inspiration for this Crabtivating Veggie Feast. The vibrant colors of fresh crabs and an array of vegetables caught my eye, and I knew I had to create a Chinese-inspired dish that would showcase these beautiful ingredients. And so, the Crabtivating Veggie Feast was born!

This delightful recipe serves four people and is perfect for those who love seafood and crave a nutritious meal packed with flavor. However, if you have any shellfish allergies or dietary restrictions, please be cautious before indulging in this dish.

The star of our Crabtivating Veggie Feast is 1 lb of fresh crabs, cleaned and chopped to perfection. These succulent crabs are accompanied by a medley of vibrant vegetables: 1 cup bell peppers, sliced; 1 cup snow peas, trimmed; 1 cup baby corn, halved; and 1/2 cup carrots, julienned. To bring out the flavors of these ingredients, we’ll also need 1/4 cup green onions, chopped; 3 cloves garlic, minced; and 1 tbsp ginger, minced. The flavorful sauce consists of 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tbsp hoisin sauce, 1 tsp sugar, and 1/2 tsp white pepper powder. Finally, we’ll use a mixture of 2 tsp cornstarch with 3 tbsp water to thicken the sauce.

To prepare this easy Chinese seafood dish: Clean and chop the fresh crabs on a cutting board using a chef’s knife. Heat up your wok with vegetable oil over medium-high heat before adding minced garlic and ginger for a quick stir-fry. Add the chopped crabs to the wok next and cook until they’re done. Set aside the cooked crabs in a small bowl while you stir-fry the vegetables in the same wok until they’re tender-crisp. Return the cooked crabs to the wok, add green onions, and mix well. Combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, sugar, and white pepper powder in a measuring cup before pouring it over the crab and vegetables. Thicken the sauce with a cornstarch slurry while stirring constantly. Cook for an additional minute or until the sauce has thickened.

And there you have it – a Crabtivating Veggie Feast that’s perfect for a Chinese seafood dinner! This crab and vegetable stir-fry is not only delicious but also nutritious, making it an excellent choice for a satisfying meal. So go ahead and treat yourself to this fresh crab with veggies dish – you won’t be disappointed!

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