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baked crab with brown crab butter

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Recipe by
Rob Beck
Houghton Le Spring

Tasty Seafood Snack

(1 rating)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For baked crab with brown crab butter

  • 20 g
    salted butter
  • 1/2 sm
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    english mustard
  • 1/2 tsp
    horseradish sauce
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 85 ml
    double cream
  • 220 g
    white crab meat (fresh is best)
  • 45 g
    grated mild cheese
  • 30 g
    golden breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    fresh pasley, finely choppped
  • Good pinch
    salt & pepper
  • for the crab butter
  • 150 g
    brown crab meat
  • 1/2 tsp
    horseradish sauce
  • 75 - 100 ml
    double cream
  • 4 slice
    dutch toast / toasted rye bread

How To Make baked crab with brown crab butter

  • 1
    Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas mark 4. 2. Melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat and sauté the onion until soft but not coloured. Add the mustard, horseradish and lemon juice, and then stir in the cream. 3. Once the sauce is combined, stir in the white crab meat. 4. Spoon the crab mixture into the cleaned shells, place on a baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the cheese, breadcrumbs and parsley in a bowl with a little salt and pepper. Set aside. 5. To make the crab butter, place the brown crab meat into a food processor with the horseradish cream and blitz slowly adding the cream until a mayonnaise consistency is reached. 6. When the crab is cooked, remove from the oven and cover the crab with the breadcrumb mixture and place under a hot grill for 2-3 minutes, or until golden. 7. Serve with hot granary toast and a small pot of crab butter on the side.
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    NB: If you can’t get a whole fresh crab you can easily buy fresh white crab meat and brown crab meat from the supermarket and then use large ramekins or small ovenproof gratin dishes instead. It would work just as well.

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