Local Chefs' Crab Recipes
"The key with crab is to keep it simple. These recipes are quick and easy and I hope they will inspire people to enjoy one of the finest food experiences there is" Mitch Tonks
Once you have tried delicious South Devon Crab you will want to try it yourself at home! We have recipes from some of our top South Devon Chef's for you to try - and if you don't know how to prepare it - check out our step by step guide. Some simple recipes are detailed below - or download one of our recipe cards for something more adventurous!
The Perfect Crab Sandwich: Mitch Tonks
Spread some mayonnaise onto a piece of good brown bread, place some brown crabmeat on top, then add a layer of chunky white crabmeat, some sliced fresh cucumber and a sprinkling of cayenne pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice and sandwich between the other slice of bread. Fantastic!
Mayonnaise: Mitch Tonks
Put 2 egg yolks, 1tbsp Dijon mustard and 25ml white wine vinegar into a bowl. Whisk together and then very slowly pour 350ml vegetable oil, in a steady stream while continuing to whisk, until you have a thick creamy consistency. Lastly whisk in 50ml olive oil then add a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt and serve with the crab.
Other Recipes from South Devon Chef's:
Fresh Spaghetti with Crab, Chilli and Parsley: Mitch Tonks, The Seahorse, Dartmouth
South Devon Potted Crab: Mitch Tonks, The Seahorse, Dartmouth
Sweet and Sour Chilli Baked Crab: Mitch Tonks, The Seahorse, Dartmouth
South Devon Crab Beach Picnic Wrap & Dipping Sauce: Tim Bouget, Ode Restaurant, Shaldon
South Devon Crab Cakes with Vanilla & Lime Mayonnaise: Ian Nixon from the Vanilla Pod Restuarant