Serves 2 people.

2 dressed Cromer crabs, brown and white meat separated
2 shallots, diced
25g butter
100ml white wine
125ml double cream
100g grated mature Cheddar cheese
1 tsp Dijon mustard
50g fresh white bread crumbs

  • Soften the shallots in the butter.
  • Add the white wine, reduce by boiling to a glaze.
  • Add the cream and bring to the boil.
  • Add the mustard and 50g of the cheese. Bring to the boil and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the brown crab meat.
  • Mix the bread crumbs, the remainder 50g of Cheddar and the white crab meat.
  • To assemble, place the brown meat into a gratin dish.
  • Top with the white meat.
  • Place in the oven at Gas Mark 4/180C for 10 minutes.