Roasted Mixed Shellfish

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By AA Gill and Mark Hix

Published 1997

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Choose four or five different shellfish from those listed below.


  • 4 small live lobsters
  • 4 live crabs (750 g-1.5 kg


If you prefer not to remove the claws from a live crab and cut a live lobster in half, then put the crabs and lobsters into rapidly boiling water for 2 minutes to kill them, then cool in cold water. Cut the lobsters in half lengthways with a sharp, heavy knife. To do this, insert the point of the knife through the head and apply pressure on the back of the knife with your hand. Crack the claws