Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Prep Time
30 Mins
Serves 4

Not up for dealing with live crab after a day at work? Let the grocery store fish counter or a fish market do the cooking. At dinnertime, just toss in a few ingredients for flavor and serve with a loaf of crusty bread for a hearty, easy meal in minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a food processor, chop celery, onion, and fennel. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat, add vegetables, and cook until softened, stirring often, about 7 minutes. Add wine, 1 cup water, tomatoes, chile flakes, salt, and pepper. Cook, covered, 8 to 10 minutes to let flavors develop. Add crabs and cook, covered, stirring often, until warm and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large serving bowl. Whirl herbs together in food processor to chop, then sprinkle over crab and serve with warmed bread.

Step 2

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

edclarke's Review

February 16, 2012
Smelled great as it was cooking and looked tasty and exciting but it was just rather bland. Didn't impart much flavor to the crab. Warm crab with butter would be much more flavorful and easier. Oh and cooking it this way makes it super messing when eating because your hands are all over the crab when removing the meat.

kbronstad's Review

May 20, 2011
Simple, lovely flavors.