Spanner Crab Ciabatta

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Spanner Crab Ciabatta

Spanner Crab Ciabatta

Posted on 19th November 2015
The delicate flavour of the crab is off set with the spicy kick of chipotle to make this open sandwich any thing but ordinary!
Makes 10, scale as needed.


15 g Clove Garlic
20 g Sprig of Thyme
200 mL Holbrooks Worcestershire Sauce
330 g Crème Fraiche
10 g Lemon Zest (1 ½ lemon)
500 g Crab Meat (picked and prepped)
85 g Chipotle Mayonnaise
50 mL Olive Oil
3 each QBA Ciabatta Loaf White
10 g Radish sliced (mandolin)
10 g Baby Cress


Spanner Crab Ciabatta Ingredients


Step 1

Chop and crush one clove of garlic and add to a saucepan over medium heat with a sprig of thyme and the Worcestershire sauce – reducing the sauce down to a thicker consistency.

Crush garlic and thyme into a saucepan

Add Worcestershire Sauce


Step 2

Add your Crème Fraiche and the rind of half a lemon. Mix through until everything has combined nicely. Remove from the stove to cool.

Add Creme Fraiche and half a lemon's rind


Step 3

Once cooled, add your crab meat and your pre-pared Chipotle Mayonnaise and fold through the mix. Taste to check for consistency.

Once cooled, add your picked crab meat

Mix through your Chipotle


Step 4

Cut Artisan Ciabatta loaf into nice generous slices; coat with olive oil and chargrill on a lined hot plate.

Thickly slice your Artisan Ciabatta

Generously coat Ciabatta with Olive Oil

Toast bread on the grill


Step 5

Once chargrilled, add one spoon full of crab mix to each slice and garnish with mandolin sliced radish and baby cress.

Garnish with mandolin sliced radish and baby cress.

Spanner Crab Ciabatta



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Message from chef Ben Varela

Ben Varela

The smell of the garlic, thyme and Worcestershire sauce will really get you going. Combined with the spicy chipotle mayonnaise and the crab really takes off – ready to be munched down with the freshly toasted Ciabatta.

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