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A white bowl filled with Spicy Crab Noodles.

Spicy Crab Noodles

Spicy Crab Noodles is so easy and delish. Best when made with fresh Dungeness (or whatever your local crab is) – but if none is available, use a good canned lump meat crab found in the refrigerator section of most supermarkets and fish markets
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Fish & Seafood, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 373 kcal


  • Spicy Sauce
  • cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar sake, or dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons neutral cooking oil such as grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and minced
  • For the Crabby Part
  • 1 fresh cooked Dungeness crab cracked and cleaned
  • 1 8-ounce can lump meat crab meat, from the refrigerator section, optional
  • 8 ounces fresh cooked noodle udon, buckwheat or rice cooked according to package directions with ½ cup cooking liquid reserved
  • Sliced green onion tops for garnish, optional
  • Lime wedges optional


  • Prepare the sauce by combining the ketchup, hoisin, chili garlic sauce, rice wine vinegar, and sesame seed oil in a bowl. Mix well - set aside. 
  • Clean all of the meat out of the body of the crab and set aside - being careful to remove all shells. Open and drain the lump meat crab, if using. Cut and split all of the legs of the crab. Set-aside.
  • If you have whole crab legs: Heat the oil in a wok or wide heavy skillet; add the ginger, garlic, jalapeno, and crab leg pieces, cook, stirring often, until heated through and nicely covered in the spices - about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside. 
    If you don't have crab pieces: Heat the oil in a wok or wide heavy skillet, add the ginger, garlic, and jalapeno, cook for about 2 - 3 minutes. 
  • Continue the dish by adding the sauce to the wok or skillet; bring to a simmer, then add the cooked noodles along with the crab meat(s). Toss gently to combine and heat through adding a bit of the noodle-cooking liquid if it seems too dry.
  • Serve in wide bowls, topped with the crab leg pieces (if you have them) the sliced green onions and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.


Serving: 1 servingSodium: 722mgSugar: 9gFiber: 2gCholesterol: 51mgCalories: 373kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 9gProtein: 20gCarbohydrates: 52g
Keyword Asian style noodles, noodles, spicy noodles
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