- 4 x Whole Live Crabs 250-300g each or slightly smaller pre
- 6 x Rashers of Smoked Bacon Finely Diced
- 2 x Cloves Garlic
- 2 x Shallots
- 6 slices of White Bread
- 2 x Fresh Red Chilli
- 1/2 bunch Parsley
- 1/2 bunch Chervil
- 2 x Lemons
- Salt & Pepper
- 75ml Vegetable Oil
If using live crabs, boil a large pan of water (ensure you allow
space for the crabs) add a good pinch sea salt and plunge the crabs
into the boiling water, cook for 10-12 minutes depending on size.
Remove from boiling water and plunge into cold water. Now "pick"
the meat and flake.
Retain the main shell and wash.
Remove crusts from bread and "blitz" for a few seconds in a food
Heat oil in heavy pan add bacon and finely chopped shallot,
chilli, garlic, leave to sauté until cooked, remove from heat and
add breadcrumbs and chopped herbs, juice of 1 lemon, mix and
season, set aside.
Lightly season the crab meat, place in the shell with a little
liquid for moisture, top with the breadcrumb mixture, place in the
Oven on a high heat for about five minutes serve with Lemon wedge
and tossed green salad.
From Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel