Spider Crab on Toast

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a snack
    • Difficulty


Appears in
British Seasonal Food

By Mark Hix

Published 2008

  • About

Spider crab is one of those relatively undiscovered seafood pleasures... well at least in the UK. It can be prepared and eaten in exactly the same way as a standard brown crab, but don’t expect to get quite as much white meat out of it. You’ll also need to work a little harder at getting that white meat out of the body crevices.

Fresh crab meat on toast - either from a spider crab or a regular brown crab - makes a delicious snack, or you can serve it as a starter for a dinner party