Szechwan Stir Fried Lobster Recipe

Szechwan Stir Fried Lobster Recipe

Ingredients :

1 (800g)



2 cloves



2 stalks

1 tablespoon



Sauce -

1 1/2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

1 tablespoon

1/2 tablespoon

3/4 cup

1 tablespoon


Dried red chilies, cut into 3cm pieces

Red chilies, sliced

Garlic, minced

Young ginger, thinly sliced

Green pepper (capsicum), seeded and cut into pieces

scallions, cut into 2 1/2 cm lengths.

Chinese cooking wine

Cooking oil for deep-frying



Light soy sauce

Oyster sauce

Sesame oil

Sugar or to taste



Black vinegar

Thick soy sauce

Chicken stock or water


Method :
  • Split the lobster halfway along the back all the way to the tailend, cutting through both the shell and flesh.

  • Remove and discard the pouch of grit from the head.

  • Remove any eggs along with the creamy, green substance.

  • Put each half of the lobster on a chopping board and chop each into 3-4 pieces before removing the gill from the head.

  • Separate all the pieces and pat them dry with paper towels.

  • Sprinkle a little cornstarch and deep-fry the pieces in the hot oil until cooked.

  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a heated wok until hot.

  • Add the dried chilies and stir-fry for a few seconds.

  • Remove the dried chilies leaving behind the oil in the wok.

  • Heat the oil again and lightly brown the garlic and ginger.

  • Put in the pre-fried lobster and toss pieces around until thoroughly heated through.

  • Add in the cooking wine and continue stirring.

  • Add in the sauce ingredients and cover and cook for about 1 1/2 minutes.

  • Add the green pepper and scallion and stir-fry for another minute.

  • When the sauce thickens, toss mixture briefly then dish out and serve immediately.


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