Crab thermidor

Crab thermidor

  • serves 4 as a starter
  • Easy

Crab thermidor is a Longs Arms signature dish. We use sustainable pot-caught cock crabs from a small co-op of fishermen in Newlyn called Dreckly Fish, supporting our inshore fishermen and guaranteeing quality and provenance. (



  • brown crab meat 100g
  • Berkswell or pecorino cheese 50g , grated
  • mayonnaise 50g
  • egg yolk 1
  • chives a bunch, chopped
  • double cream 50ml
  • calvados 2 tbsp
  • wholegrain mustard 1/2 tbsp
  • white crab meat 200g


  • apple 1, cut into fine shreds 
  • basil a handful 
  • crusty bread


  • Step 1

    Heat the grill. Mix the brown crab with the cheese, mayo, egg yolk, chives, cream, calvados and mustard. Carefully fold the white crab meat into the mixture and season well. Divide the mix between 4 individual, wide, shallow heat-proof dishes and put them under the grill until golden brown and bubbling. Serve with finely chopped apple and basil and serve with crusty bread.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 337
  • Fat 26g
  • Saturates 6.6g
  • Carbs 1g
  • Fibre 0.9g
  • Protein 20.2g
  • Salt 1.1g