Preparing a Crab

Preparation info
  • serves


    person as a main course .
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

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You can buy whole cooked crabs to prepare at home. Choose one that feels heavy for its size, because it will be full of meat. A dressed crab makes a very special cold dish, with both brown and white meats attractively presented. Each of these meats have very different textures and flavours; the white is sweet and pure, and the brown