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Article: Blue Swimmer Crab with Black Pepper

Blue Swimmer Crab with Black Pepper RECIPE from steve costi seafood

Blue Swimmer Crab with Black Pepper

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Incorporating blue swimmer crab into your diet provides a nutritious and delicious way to support overall well-being. Blue swimmer crab is relatively low in calories, making it a suitable option for those who are conscious of their calorie intake.


  • 4 green Blue Swimmer Crabs
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, deseeded and cut into strips
  • 4 shallots, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 4 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  •  1⁄2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Coriander leaves


  1. Prepare crabs by removing the tough upper shell, as well as the soft internal organs and delicate feathery gills.
  2. Using a sturdy knife, cut the crab bodies into quarters.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large pan or wok, then add the crab quarters and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Include minced garlic and ginger, and continue stir-frying for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  5. Introduce capsicum, shallots, black pepper, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, and water to the pan, and mix the ingredients thoroughly.


Blue swimmer crab, provides a wealth of health benefits. Renowned for its high protein content, it serves as an excellent source for muscle development and repair while being relatively low in saturated fats, making it a heart-healthy option.

The omega-3 fatty acids present contribute to cardiovascular health, reduce inflammation, and support cognitive function. Packed with essential vitamins like B12 and niacin, along with minerals such as zinc, copper, and selenium, blue swimmer crab supports overall metabolic function and immune health. 

Inclusion of blue swimmer crab in a balanced diet provides a delicious and nutritious boost to various aspects of overall well-being.