Baked Brown Crab with Pancetta, Cheddar & Leeks

Prep time: 10-12 minutes Cooking time: 16-20 minutes Serves: 4 Skill level: Easy Peasy Recipe by: Seafish
This easy to follow baked crab recipe makes for a fantastic dinner.

The method

  1. For the baked crab, preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. Heat a frying pan until medium hot, add the butter, leeks and bacon and fry until softened then add the stock and cook until reduced slightly.
  3. Add the double cream and return to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until just thickened.
  4. Add the mustard, cayenne and lemon juice and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Stir the picked crab meat into the sauce.
  6. Mix the cheddar and breadcrumbs together in a bowl.
  7. Divide the crab mixture among, 4 crab shells or oven proof dishes and top with the cheesy breadcrumbs.
  8. Place onto a baking tray and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden-brown and bubbling.

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