The great crab sandwich

    10 min

    A beautiful and light crab sandwich, perfect for all year round.


    Oxfordshire, England, UK
    6 people made this

    Makes: 4 crab sandwiches

    • Crab paste
    • brown crabmeat from one large (1.5kg) crab
    • 1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges
    • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
    • 1 teaspoon tomato ketchup
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced
    • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
    • 1 big pinch cayenne pepper
    • a few drops of brandy
    • For white meat
    • white meat from the same crab
    • 1 small handful chopped mixed herbs (parsley, dill, tarragon, chervil, chives)
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • For the sandwich
    • unsalted butter
    • 8 slices bread

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Make the crab paste by mixing the above ingredients in a bowl and season accordingly. Set aside for later.
    2. Mix the white meat with the herbs, lemon juice, oil, and seasoning.
    3. Spread the butter lightly over the bread. Spoon and spread crab paste over the four slices. Pile the white meat high and top with remaining bread. Serve in halves or quarters depending on event.

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