Spiced and buttered crab

Spiced and buttered crab
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Hands on time 15 mins

This spiced crab recipe is quick and easy and packed full of flavour.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
200kcals
Fat
15g (5.1g saturated)
Protein
15.5g
Carbohydrates
0.7g (0.3g sugars)
Salt
0.9g
Calories
200kcals
Fat
15g (5.1g saturated)
Protein
15.5g
Carbohydrates
0.7g (0.3g sugars)
Salt
0.9g

Ingredients

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped
  • 400g fresh white crabmeat (see our how-to video below)
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 40g butter, melted
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper, plus extra to sprinkle
  • Large pinch of ground allspice
  • 1 pink shallot, thinly sliced
  • Small handful of fresh basil leaves

Method

  1. Put the eggs, crab, mayonnaise, butter and spices into a bowl. Mix and season to taste. Divide between 6 small bowls or ramekins. Chill until ready to serve.
  2. Top each serving with a few slivers of shallot, some fresh basil and a sprinkling of cayenne pepper. Serve with warm French bread or toast.

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