Try this crab melts recipe, very easy to make and extremely tasty to eat. We have the freshest crab in the shop whole or dressed and ready to eat.

About Crabs

The most commonly eaten crab in the UK is the common edible or brown crab they can weighs up to 3kg. They contain plenty of sweet, tasty meat. It is often said that the female or hen crabs have sweeter flesh than males however the males or cock crabs tend to have more white meat.

Crabs in our shops  are delivered live and are prepared by us so what you see on the counter will be really fresh. You can by whole crabs or dressed in the shell.

This crab melts recipe comes from – give them a visit for more fish recipes

The ingredients below will make portions for four people. Allow 25 minutes for preparation and cooking time.

Ingredients for Crab Melts Recipe

200g fresh white crab meat from a brown crab from Walter Purkis and Sons
8 slices sourdough bread
6 tbsp light mayonnaise
Zest 1 lemon
2 tbsp chopped fresh dill, plus extra to garnish
Half a small red onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, sliced
50g Gruyere cheese, grated

Cooking Method Crab Melts Recipe

Preheat the grill and toast your slices of bread until they are lightly golden on each side.

Mix together the mayonnaise, lemon zest and dill. In a separate bowl, combine the crab meat and onion. Add 2 tbsp of the mayonnaise mixture to the crab mixture, season with black pepper, and mix well.

Spread the remaining mayonnaise mixture evenly over the toast. Divide the crab mixture over the toasts.

Top with the tomato slices and cheese. Return to the grill for 2-3 minutes until the cheese melts.

Sprinkle with black pepper and garnish with dill. Serve your crab melts immediately.