Thai-Style Crab Balls Recipe

Crab sticks are used in this recipe to give you crab flavour without the expense and fiddly preparation of fresh crab.


Prep Time

40 minutes (including 30 minutes chill time)

Cooking Time


Serves: 4

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 box Semi-thawed SPAR crab flavoured sticks
  • 30 ml fish sauce
  • 10 ml garlic and ginger fresh mix
  • 30 ml green curry paste
  • 15 ml SPAR lemon juice
  • 1/2 small bunch fresh dhania, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg


  • 250 ml vegetable stock (use ½ stock cube)
  • 30 ml green curry paste
  • 15 ml SPAR lemon juice
  • 250 ml SPAR lite coconut milk
  • ½ small bunch fresh dhania, finely chopped

Recipe Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and chop until an even paste forms.
  2. Roll level tablespoons into balls and chill in a single layer on a tray for 30 minutes to firm up.
  3. Bring the stock to boil in shallow pan. Add balls, simmer, for 2 minutes, gently shaking the pan to move them around in the stock.
  4. Gently remove with a slotted spoon and transfer into individual serving bowls immediately. Keep warm.
  5. For the sauce, pour off the stock and in the same pan, cook the curry paste in until fragrant. Add the coconut milk, lemon juice and dhania. Pour this sauce over the warm fish ball portions, and serve.

Hints & Tips

Substitute crab sticks for 750 g skinless hake portions

Typical Nutritional Information (ready-to-eat) Per 100g  Per Serving (235g) 
Energy (kJ) 274 643.9
Total protein (g) 2.7  6.3
Carbohydrate (g) 6.7  15.7
Total fat (g) 2.5  5.9
of which: Saturated fat (g) 1.73  4.07
     Trans fat (g) 0  0
     Mono-unsaturated fat (g) 0.24  0.56
     Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0.1  0.24
Cholesterol (mg) 24  56.4
Dietary fibre (g) 0.3  0.7
Total Sodium (mg) 523  1229