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Singapore Chilli Crab Cake Pasta

Sharon of delishar
Servings 4


Crab Cake

  • 1 pack of thawed raw crab meat 400g
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup diced red pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped spring onions
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Copped parsley for garnishing


  • 4 shallots*
  • 5 gloves garlic*
  • 1.5 inch thumb of ginger*
  • 2 stalks lemongrass inner ends only*
  • 4-6 chilli padi seeds removed*
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp belacan chilli
  • 1-1.5 cups chicken stock
  • 2 egg lightly beaten
  • Salt & white pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp canola or peanut oil


  • 4 servings of cooked spaghetti


  • Bring a pot of lightly salted water to boil.
  • Cook the crab meat.
  • Shred cooked crab meat into large mixing bowl together with all the other ingredients.
  • Mix to combine then shape into 2 inches patties.
  • Keep in fridge to chill.
  • Make paste for sauce.
  • In the food processor, add shallots, garlic, lemongrass, ginger, and chilli padi.
  • Pulse until combined. you will have to scrap down the sides a couple of times.
  • Take the paste out and set aside.
  • Add the belacan chilli to the paste and lets make the sauce!
  • Heat pan on med high heat with 2 tbsp of oil.
  • When pan is hot, add in the chilli paste.
  • Saute until fragrant.
  • Add your chicken stock and ketchup.
  • Stir to combine and bring to boil.
  • Lower heat to med.
  • Add sugar, vinegar, salt & pepper.
  • Add in the lightly beaten eggs and keep stirring with your spatula.
  • The eggs help to bind and thicken the sauce.
  • Remove from heat.
  • And start cooking your pasta.
  • Heat a clean pan on med high with 2 tbsp of oil.
  • Cook the chilled crab cakes.
  • Allow it to cook for 2-3 mins or until golden brown on one side before flipping to cook the other.
  • Try not to move it around and risk breaking it.
  • When it is done, set it aside.
  • When the pasta is cooked, drain it and return it to the pot.
  • Then add 3/4 cups of sauce to toss.
  • Plate it and garnish with some chopped parsley.
  • Serve with an optional dollop of sour cream.


Soak frozen crab in milk for 20 minutes to remove fishy smell.
2 servings of pasta needs about 1/2 - 3/4 cup of sauce.
I usually make extra sauce to freeze for quick future meal