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Oban Landed Brown Crab Salad

Oban landed brown crab is perfect this time of year but many people are put off buying fresh crab uncertain how to prepare it, but just ask your local fishmonger. For the recipe below you only need the white meat so freeze the brown meat for a soup or sauce at a later date.

Crab Salad


450g fresh white crabmeat
40g fine breadcrumbs
1 egg
2 tbsps Mayonnaise
1 tbsps Dijon Mustard
1 tbsps lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tbsps chopped tarragon
50ml clarified butter
1 small shallot diced
1 red radish


Mix crab meat, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, egg and Dijon mustard together in a bowl, add chopped tarragon and lemon, taste to check heat, sweetness and acidity and adjust. Fold in the finely diced shallot and clarified butter. Finally, check the seasoning and there you have a lovely crab “salad”. Garnish with thinly sliced radish.

Knockderry House showcases crab on its new seasonal menu (PDF). Crab Cornet in Filo Pastry with a white crab meat filling; delicious with a glass of dry Alsace Riesling.

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