Baked spider crab

Araignée de mer au four

Preparation info
  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 35

Appears in
New Bistro

By Fran Warde

Published 2009

  • About

Many believe spider crab to be the finest of all crabs. It is not always easily available, so if you see it in the shops, buy it then and there and cook up this recipe. You can then make your own mind up as to its taste and superiority!


  • 2 spider crabs, about 1.5-2 kg (3 lb 5 oz-


Heat a large pan of boiling water, plunge in the crabs, cover and boil for 15 minutes. Drain and cool the crabs. When cool enough to handle, break off the legs, crack open and remove the white meat.

To open the main body of the crab, lay it on its back and insert a sharp knife, then twist to separate the two shells. Spoon out the meat and add it to the leg meat. Remove the dead man’s fi