How to Perfectly Prepare Thai-Style Marinated Raw Crab?

Q: Can I substitute the alcohol in the recipe?
A: Yes, you can use non-alcoholic substitutes like vinegar or lemon juice for marinating, but the taste will differ from the original recipe.

Q: Is it safe to eat raw marinated crab?
A: Consuming raw seafood carries a risk of foodborne illness. Ensure the crab is fresh and properly cleaned, and marinate it thoroughly to reduce risk.

Q: How long should I marinate the crab for the best flavor?
A: Marinate for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator. This allows the flavors to fully infuse into the crab.

Thai-Style Marinated Raw Crab


  • 3 Crabs
  • Garlic, as needed
  • Ginger, as needed
  • Cilantro, as needed
  • 1 Bird's Eye Chili
  • 1 Green Chili
  • Selected Raw Marinating Sauce, as needed
  • High-proof Liquor, as needed
  • 1/2 Spring Onion
  • Lemon slices (optional, for added sourness)
  1. Clean the crabs thoroughly.
  2. Remove the top shell, gills, stomach, and apron from the crabs.
  3. Crack the crab legs with a knife and cut the crab as desired.
  4. Place the cut crabs in a bowl and pour high-proof liquor over them to sterilize.
  5. Prepare spring onion segments, ginger strips, Bird's Eye Chili, green chili, minced garlic, and cilantro segments.
  6. Sprinkle these ingredients over the crab. Add lemon slices if you prefer sourness (optional).
  7. Pour a suitable amount of the selected raw marinating sauce over the crab.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  9. Serve the Thai-style marinated raw crab as a delightful appetizer.
  10. Enjoy the delicious marinated raw crab!
  • Rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Low in carbohydrates.
  • Contains minerals like zinc and selenium.
  • Note: Raw seafood may pose health risks; consume with caution.
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