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Melted brie and fresh crab meat make this rich dish fit for special occasions.

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2 dressed crabs
250g pasta (preferably macaroni)
1 onion (sliced)
400ml milk
2 tablespoons plain flour
50g butter
250g brie
Salt and dry parsley
Bread crumbs (optional)


Preheat the oven to 180C.

Put the crab meat into a bowl and the empty crab shell on a baking tray.

Cook and drain the pasta according to the package directions.

While the pasta is cooking, fry the chopped onion with butter. Cook until soft and brown, then add the flour and stir vigorously.

Then, add the milk and season with salt and parsley.

Add the 2/3 of the cheese to the mixture; stir until melted.

Add the cheese sauce to the cooked pasta, then the crab meat. Stir and mix.

Place the pasta mixture onto the crab shells or baking dish. You can add some grated cheese or breadcrumbs for a crispy topping.

Bake in the oven until the topping turns a lovely golden brown.

Serving suggestion

Serve with a fresh leaf salad.

You can cover the macaroni with extra crab meat and a wedge of brie before serving.


Total Time50 minutes

Preparation Time10 minutes

Cooking Time40 minutes

Recipe TypeShellfish Recipes
Crab Recipes

Fish TypeCrab

AuthorThe Cornish Fishmonger

Publication Date31 July 2012

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