Cornish Crab Claws with lemon Mayo

Recipe by: Fish For Thought

Cornish Crab Claws

Image | Fish For Thought

A great way to enjoy crab meat,  pot caught Cornish Crab claws are full of tasty white meat and it's easy and fun to get the meat out!
 
Method:
 
1. Crack the Claws with the back of a large cook's knife or crack with a pair of lobster crackers.
 
2. Mix the juice from half a lemon with the mayonnaise adding 5 drops of tabasco.
 
3. Serve the crab claws in a large serving plate with the lemon mayo in ramekins and wedges of lemon.
 
4. Alternatively to serve the crab claws hot. Place them in a roasting tray, drizzle with the sherry, add the butter and roast in a hot oven for 5-6 minutes.
 
Fish For Thought

Fish for Thought Ltd

A small, family-owned business at the very heart of the Cornish Seafood Industry. Fish for Thought are passionate about seafood and absolutely committed to local, sustainable sourcing. They supply a wide range of Cornish seafood both wholesale and to the public. Why not order some fresh Cornish fish and have it delivered to you wherever you are in the UK? The only way to get it fresher is to catch it yourself! 

Chef Adam Clark

Website

https://www.fishforthought.co.uk

Ingredients

1000g x Cornish Crab Claws cooked from your local fishmonger
1 x Lemon for wedges
0.5 x Lemon for juice
80g Mayonnaise
5 x Drips of Tabasco
40ml Sherry (optional)
25g Butter (optional)
Recommended - use a crab picking tool or the tail end of a teaspoon to help you gt the meat out of every section of the claw! 
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Beam Trawling

Cornish waters outside 6 mile limit

Outside 6 mile limit. Beam trawls have considerable impact on the seabed and crabs caught in trawls are often more damaged than those caught in pots. There are also issues with unwanted by catch.

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Gill Netting

outside 6 mile limit

Crabs caught thorough entanglement in gill nets are lower quality and outside the 6 mile limit there are smaller minimum landing sizes. Some issues with accidental by-catch with this method.

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Gill Netting

Inside Cornwall's 6 mile limit

Crabs caught thorough entanglement in gill nets are lower quality. There are some issues with accidental by-catch with this method.

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Potting

Cornish waters inside 6 mile limit

Potting is a selective and low impact method and within the 6 mile limits Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation authority monitor and strictly regulate the fishery.

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Potting

Cornish Waters outside 6 mile limit

Potting is a selective and low impact method but outside the 6 mile limits there are smaller minimum landing sizes for brown crab.

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