Chinese Spicy Crayfish Recipe

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Chinese Spicy Crayfish Recipe

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  • Spicy
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If you make crayfish dishes at home, it will be cleaner and cheaper than order it in restaurants. Restaurant charge about three times more expensive than making your own. But cleaning crayfish is a time-consuming task, especially if you want to remove crayfish’s head and sand vein.   After cooking, you will find it is worth since it is so delicious.   Although there are many steps in this tutorial, Chinese spicy crayfish is still an easy dish since I upload so many images.

  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Ingredients

Directions

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There are many ways to cook crayfish, including garlic flavor, thirteen-spice flavor, spicy flavor and so on. As long as you can clean crawfish, you can make crayfish dishes delicious, Be careful when you wash crayfish, you can wear gloves to protect your hand.

Steps

1
Done

In the market, crayfish are relatively cheap. In China,  the average price is between 20 to 30 Yuan per 500g, depending on the size of the crayfish.   

2
Done

Next is the most difficult step, remove head and sand vein with scissors. When you cut off the head, discard black dirty things, rinse with water until clean. DO NOT wash away the yellow paste, because that is crayfish paste (So delicious, even better than crayfish meat). 

Devein the crayfish. You can skip the devein process if you believe it is time-consuming. It won’t affect too much on the taste.

Use a toothbrush to clean, brush while rinsing with water.

3
Done

This yellow crayfish paste is edible. Don’t use too much water to flush it out.

4
Done

Prepare ingredients: half a spring onion, sliced ginger, minced garlic, dried chili, star anise, Sichuan pepper, green chili.

5
Done

I also put Konjac. If you dislike Konjac, you can use cucumber, rice cake and so on.

6
Done

Preheat the pot and add oil. Add three times as much oil as usual.

7
Done

Stir-fry the crayfish until it changes color. Set aside.

8
Done

Use the remaining oil in to saute the seasoning, over low heat.

9
Done

Add the crayfish and stir-fry.

10
Done

Pour in the cooking wine. Add star anise and Sichuan pepper.

11
Done

And light soy sauce and salt. You can adjust according to your preference.

12
Done

Add cold water. Put the Konjac and green chili in the pot's middle., Cook over medium-high heat.

13
Done

Season with chicken powder, stir well. Serve.

14
Done

Enjoy Chinese spicy crayfish a beer that’s the wonderful time among our life!

Allen

A Chinese foodie and gastronome. I love cooking and sharing lovely tips.

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