Dressed Crab

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The Ivy: The Restaurant and its Recipes

By AA Gill and Mark Hix

Published 1997

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If your fishmonger can get top-quality freshly picked brown and white crabmeat so much the better; if not a 1 kg crab will yield enough meat for up to three people. The advantage of buying fresh crabs is that you can make a hearty bisque with the shells. This recipe is for a starter portion of crab but with a more generous helping it makes a perfect summer main course. Allow 80-100 g white crabmeat per person. Even if you have bought ready-prepared crab, check that it contains no pieces of