• Cairns Beaches Flash Packers

Win Free Accomodation

Updated: Jun 12, 2020

Hi everyone, like and tag a friend on our Facebook page to enter and win 5 nights free accomodation at Cairns Beaches Flashpackers situated in fabulous Palm Cove, in Far North Queensland.

Valid for Monday thru Friday nights.

Due to the rapid changes in travel we have brought forward the Competition to close at the end of June 2020. Accomodation valid though til 30th April 2021. Booking essential and subject to availability

The secret is out!

This is our secret chilli crab recipe which our family has enjoyed for many years.

To get the inside word on where the best spots are for your crab pots, well, only in-house guests at Cairns Beaches Flashpackers can try to convince me to reveal those secrets! And even then, you may not succeed!

In the meantime, we hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

The Cottew Family Chilli Crab Recipe

Please note: as any good cook knows, amounts are approximate and variable.

2 x mud crabs

4 x cloves crushed garlic

1 tbsp grated ginger

Fresh chilli (optional)

2-3 tbsp of sweet chilli sauce

1 x handful fresh coriander

 A good Dash of tomato ketchup

1 x dsp brown sugar

Pinch salt

¼ cup water

In a deep wok, saute the garlic and ginger in oil.

Add the sweet chilli sauce, fresh coriander and fresh chilli

Add the tomato ketchup, brown sugar, salt and water.

Add the prepared fresh crabs and toss until they are coated with the sauce and cooked through.

Just before serving add one beaten egg to sauce. Stir. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with rice or noodles.

Cheers see you soon


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