Baked Crab

Recipe by Mitch Tonks

A taste of the Mediterranean with fresh Devon crab!


One cooked spider or brown crab in shell

Butter - salted

50ml Sherry

2 tbsp chopped leeks

1 tbsp finely chopped celery

2 tomatoes, chopped

½ clove Garlic, crushed

2 tbsp cream

Small handful fresh breadcrumbs

Parsley – Flat leafed

1 small chilli, crushed

Salt and pepper


Gently fry the leeks, celery, tomatoes and garlic for a few minutes in some butter.  Crumble in the chilli and then add the brown crabmeat and warm through, add the cream and the white crabmeat and then season. Put this back into the crabshell. Mix the breadcrumbs with the parsley and place on top and then put under a hot grill for one or two minutes until brown and crisp. 

© Mitch Tonks