Dungeness crab with clarified butter and Mediterranean sauce

By Spencer Watts
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SERVES
1
 TO
2
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Boiled crab:

  • 450 grams dungeness crab, whole
  • Water
  • Salt

Clarified butter:

  • 225 grams unsalted, cold butter

Mediterannean dip:

  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 192 milliliter jar of artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) mayonnaise
  • 1 cup (250 milliliters) parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup black olives, pitted
  • Olive oil

Directions

  1. Prepare clarified butter. Melt cold butter in a saucepan over low heat. Do not move the pot.  As the milk solids rise use a spoon to remove them leaving only the golden butter.
  2. Prepare Mediterranean dip. Add sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, mayonnaise, grated parmesan, salt, pepper and lemon juice to a food processor, and blitz. Transfer to a bowl. Add green onion, black olives, a sprinkle of pepper and olive oil. Stir all together.
  3. Bring water, seasoned with salt, to a boil in a large deep pot.
  4. Remove cooked crab to a large plate. Cover a surface in newspaper, and break crab apart to extract the meat. You can also serve the crab whole, with mallets and crackers for your guests to use, and the Mediterranean dip and clarified butter in side bowls.

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