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1 whole large crab
2 crushed cloves of garlic
3 whole tomatoes (peeled and seeded)
1 onion finely chopped
1 chopped whole chilli
150ml white wine
juice and chopped rind of 1 lemon
3 tablespns of chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
4 slices of bread made in to breadcrumbs
4 oz mature cheddar or any other strong cheese grated

  • Use a dressed crab or buy a fresh cooked whole crab.
  • If a whole crab you need to pick it.
    • Pull off the crab claws, crack these with a hammer and remove all the meat.
    • Turn the crab onto its back and pull the underbody firmly away from main shell.
    • Remove and discard the stomach bag and grey feathered gills or fingers and scoop out the dark meat in the shell.
    • Crack open the underbody and remove all the meat with skewer or picker.
  • Mix all the meat together in a bowl and clean out the crab shell.
  • In a pan heat a little oil and add the garlic, chilli and onions and fry till soft.
  • Add the wine, parsley, lemon rind and juice.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the crab meat to mixture.
  • When heated through, place mixture into shell.
  • Mix the breadcrumbs and cheese together and place on top of crab mixture.
  • Place in the oven or under grill to brown off topping.
  • Serve hot with crusty bread.

Serves 2 as a starter or 1 as a main course