Baked Devilled Crab

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a starter
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in
For The Love Of The Sea: A cook book to celebrate the British seafood community and their food

By Jenny Jefferies

Published 2021

  • About

I live near Salcombe, which is famous for its lifeboat, shellfish and gin. This delicious starter can be prepared in advance of any dinner. While you’re eating, give a thought to the crab potters who catch shellfish year-round in all weathers, and to the lifeboat crews who keep them safe. — Mark Dowie


  • 450 g fresh white and brown crab meat
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper


You can make this mixture 2 or 3 days ahead, then cover and refrigerate it until needed for an even quicker starter. Otherwise, preheat the oven to 200°c.

Mix the crab meat with the cayenne, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, mustard, anchovy essence, parsley and cream or crème