900g/2lb prepared crabs in their shells
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp fresh white breadcrumbs
1 hard-boiled egg
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
salt and ground black pepper
cayenne pepper to dust
mixed salad leaves and thinly sliced brown bread and butter to serve
1 Flake the white crab meat into a bowl, removing any pieces of shell, then add 1 tsp lemon juice and season to taste.
2 Put the brown crab meat in another bowl and stir in the breadcrumbs and remaining lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3 Put the white crab meat into the crab shells, arranging it down either side. Spoon the brown meat into the centre.
4 Finely chop the egg white and press the yolk through a sieve.
5 Arrange neat lines of chopped parsley, sieved egg yolk and chopped egg white between the white and brown crab meat.
6 Dust lightly with some cayenne pepper. Serve with salad leaves with some brown bread and butter.