Spiced potted crab with soda bread recipe

  • Serves 8
  • 20 mins plus chilling
  • 305 calories / serving
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A decadent starter of potted crab perfect for Christmas lunch. This starter can be made up to two days in advance. Chill until ready to serve. 

  1. Heat 125g (4oz) butter in a pan until foaming, then add the mustard seeds, curry powder and cayenne pepper.
  2. Remove from the heat and pour the mixture into a bowl. Stir in the lemon zest and 1 tbsp lemon juice, the crab meat, spring onions and coriander. Season well.
  3. Spoon the crab mixture into 8 x 125ml (4fl oz) ramekins. Transfer to the fridge for 10-15 minutes to firm up.
  4. Melt the remaining butter in a small pan, then pour it over the chilled crab. Chill for at least 1 hour, so the butter sets hard, before serving with the warm, sliced soda bread. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 200g (7oz) unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp brown mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • good pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 400g (13oz) fresh or tinned crab meat
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • soda bread, warmed and sliced
  • Energy 1265kj 305kcal 15%
  • Fat 24g 35%
  • Saturates 13g 64%
  • Sugars 1g 1%
  • Salt 0.7g 12%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 11.2g Protein 11.6g Fibre 0.9g


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