Fried Lemon with Crab Salsa Recipe

Fried lemon with crab salsa

  • serves 4 as a starter
  • Easy

This might sound odd but trust us on this one. The crunch of the breadcrumbs and zest of the lemon works perfectly with fresh crab.


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  • white crab meat 150g
  • shallot ½, finely chopped
  • red pepper ½, finely chopped
  • spring onion 1, finely chopped
  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • thin-skinned lemons 2
  • egg 1
  • plain flour 50g, seasoned
  • panko breadcrumbs 120g
  • oil for frying


  • Step 1

    Mix the crab meat gently with the shallot, pepper and spring onion. Add the olive oil and season well.

  • Step 2

    Slice the lemons thinly with a serrated knife and pop out any pips. Lightly season the slices with salt and freshly ground
    black pepper. Beat the egg and put it on a saucer, putting the flour and panko onto other saucers.

  • Step 3

    Heat 2cm of oil in a frying pan. Dip the lemon slices in the flour, egg and breadcrumbs and fry them on each side, in batches, until they are browned. Keep them warm while you finish the remaining slices.

  • Step 4

    Serve the lemon slices on small plates with the crab salsa piled on top.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 221
  • Fat 7.3g
  • Saturates 1g
  • Carbs 24.1g
  • Fibre 2.3g
  • Protein 13.6g
  • Salt 0.8g