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Buttered Crab

Buttered Crab

A real treat, Buttered Crab from the Quick After-Work Cookbook.

Buttered Crab


Butter 25g (1oz)

Garlic 1 clove, peeled and crushed

Green chilli 1 small, deseeded and chopped

Freshly ground black pepper about ½ tsp

White crab meat 100–120g (around 4oz)

Brown crab meat 15g (½oz) (optional)

Fresh coriander a handful, roughly chopped

Salt a pinch

Lime juice 2–3 tsp

Rice to serve (optional)

Green salad to serve (optional)

Lime ½, cut into 2 wedges (optional)



Heat 2 tablespoons water in a small pan over a medium heat, add the butter and stir until it emulsifies.


Add the garlic, chilli and pepper and simmer for a couple of minutes. Add the crab meat, most of the coriander, a pinch of salt and lime juice to taste and stir until smooth and creamy.


Spoon into small bowls and garnish with coriander. Serve with rice, a fresh green salad and lime wedges, if you like.

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