How to Perfectly Steam Crab with Eggs: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I use a different type of crab for this recipe?
A: Yes, you can substitute the large crab with other types, but the taste and texture might vary.

Q: What if I don’t have a steaming rack?
A: You can use a heatproof dish in a larger pot filled with water. Make sure the water does not touch the dish.

Q: How do I know when the crab and egg are fully cooked?
A: The crab turns red when fully cooked, and the egg mixture should be firm and no longer liquid.

Steamed Crab with Eggs


  • 1 large crab
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 green onion
  • Salt, to taste
  • A dash of sesame oil
  • Appropriate amount of premium raw pickling sauce
  1. Beat 3 eggs in a bowl, add salt, and mix to create an egg mixture.
  2. Add twice the amount of warm water to the egg mixture and stir well.
  3. Remove the foam with a spoon. If available, use a strainer for a smoother egg consistency.
  4. Add a dash of sesame oil to the mixture and remove any remaining foam.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and puncture a few holes with a toothpick, then steam.
  6. Meanwhile, thoroughly clean the crab with a brush.
  7. Steam the crab until it turns red.
  8. When the egg mixture begins to set, add the crab and continue steaming until the eggs are fully set.
  9. Wash and finely chop the green onion.
  10. Sprinkle the chopped green onion over the crab and egg mixture.
  11. Drizzle an appropriate amount of premium raw pickling sauce over the top.
  12. Serve, noting that while the presentation may be simple, the flavor is exceptional.
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  • Rich in protein from both crab and eggs
  • Contains essential vitamins and minerals from the crab
  • Low in carbohydrates
  • Green onions add a source of vitamins A and C