How to Make Delicious “Bald Butter Crab”? An Easy Guide!

Q: Can I use a different type of wine instead of Huadiao wine in this recipe?
A: Yes, you can substitute with Shaoxing wine or a dry sherry if Huadiao wine is not available.

Q: Is there a specific type of crab that works best for this recipe?
A: Typically, meaty crabs like Dungeness or Mud crabs are preferred, but you can use any available fresh crab.

Q: How do I know when the crab is cooked perfectly?
A: The crab is done when its shell turns bright red and the meat is no longer translucent, typically after about 20 minutes of boiling.

Bald Butter Crab Recipe


  • 1 segment of green onion (scallion)
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 3 grams of salt
  • Appropriate amount of Huadiao wine
  • Appropriate amount of light soy sauce
  • Appropriate amount of black pepper
  • Crab (quantity as desired)
  1. Boil water and cook the crab for 20 minutes.
  2. Carefully dismantle the crab.
  3. Fry the ginger, green onion, and crab shell in lard until fragrant.
  4. Add Huadiao wine, light soy sauce, black pepper, and salt, and cook until flavors are well blended.
  • Rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Contains minerals like zinc and selenium.
  • Low in carbohydrates.
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