Crab Burgers Recipe - Oxford House

Crab Burgers Recipe

Serves: 2



  • 2 jumbo soft-shelled crab, cleaned
  • 300ml buttermilk
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp white pepper
  • 1⁄4 tsp garlic salt


  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 10 squirts vegetable spray oil


  • 1⁄2 small red cabbage, shredded
  • 1⁄2 small red onion, peeled, sliced
  • 20 sugarsnap peas, roughly chopped
  • 25g rocket leaves
  • 6 spring onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Good pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp mixed black and white sesame seeds


  • 2 brioche buns, toasted
  • 6 large lettuce leaves
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 2 heaped tbsp of the red cabbage salad made earlier
  • 2 tbsp tartare sauce
  • 4 stuffed green olives (plus 4 cocktail sticks)
  • 4 thai chillies (plus 4 cocktail sticks)
Allergens are marked in Italic

Step 1

Preheat the oven to CircoTherm® 180° C. Start by marinating the crab. Place the crab in a large bowl with the buttermilk, salt, white pepper and garlic salt. Mix together, cover and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, make the crab shaped croutons. Brush the tortilla with olive oil on both sides, then sprinkle with paprika, salt and pepper. Use a crab-shaped cookie cutter to cut out crab shapes. Place the shapes baking tray lined with a silicone mat and bake for 5 minutes until crisp. Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Turn up the oven to CircoTherm® 200° C.

Step 3

Remove the crab from the refrigerator and take the crab out of the buttermilk mixture, allowing any excess to drip off. Place on a baking tray lined with a silicone mat. Mix together the cornflour, salt, pepper, garlic salt, paprika and sprinkle all over the crab using a sieve. Spray each crab with a few squirts of spray oil. Place the crabs in the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes, until lightly golden.

Step 4

Meanwhile, make the salad by placing the red cabbage, red onion, sugarnsap peas, rocket and spring onion in a large bowl. Pour over the olive oil and lemon juice and sprinkle on a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss the salad together and sprinkle on the sesame seeds and the crab croutons you made earlier.

Step 5

Now it’s time to assemble the burgers. Layer the bottoms of the brioche buns with sliced lettuce, sliced tomatoes and a spoonful of the red cabbage salad mixture.Place a crab on top of each bun, then drizzle on a little tartar sauce. Place the tops of the buns on top.