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Baked Crab

By kingwoppading (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Serves 1
Nice and Easy - Starter or Snack


  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

1 tsp salted butter, plus a few bits extra for browning

  • 50 ml sherry
  • 1 cooked crab, in the shell
  • 1 handfuls finely chopped parsley
  • 1 handfuls fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 small handfuls parmesan


  • STEP 1
    Gently fry the shallot and garlic in butter until softened. Pour in the sherry and bring to a simmer.
  • STEP 2
    Add the crab meat, reserving the shell. Warm through for 4-5 minutes then stir in the parsley.
  • STEP 3
    Spoon the mixture back into the crab shell. Sprinkle the top with breadcrumbs and grate over a little parmesan and add a grind of black pepper. Place a few dots of butter on top.
  • STEP 4
    Put under a hot grill for 1-2 minutes to crisp the bread and melt the cheese.
  • STEP 5
    Serve with toast.
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