Serves 2 people

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

  • Soften the shallots in the butter.
  • Add the white wine, and reduce by boiling to a glaze.
  • Add the cream, and bring to the boil.
  • Add the mustard and the cheese. Bring to the boil and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the brown crab meat.

50g fresh white breadcrumbs
50g grated mature Cheddar cheese
the white crab meat

  • Mix the crumbs, the cheese and the white crab meat.
  • Place the brown meat mixture into a gratin dish.
  • Top with the white meat mixture.
  • Place in the oven at Gas Mark 4/180°C for 10 minutes.