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Crab Claw Salad

This recipe is in categories Prehistoric, Salads, Snacks,
About this recipe:
Difficulty: 2
Comments: This is a simple recipe. Breaking the crab claws takes a bit of force, using the end of a wooden rolling pin works well. In our podcast the claws were broken with smooth stones.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: None
Number of servings: Makes enough for 2.
Serving suggestions: Serve with oatcakes or a piece of bread.

This salad reflects the simplicity of pre-historic cooking. Ingredients are fresh, seasonal and often gathered locally.

You can buy goats cheese, use cream cheese or you could try making your own ( see our simple cheese recipe).

The creamy cheese is delicious with the crab, a suprisingly lovely combination.


Making and cooking it
  1. Layer the watercress in the bottom of a bowl
  2. Spoon small pieces of cheese onto the watercress
  3. Break open the crab claws and remove the meat
  4. Arrange this on top of the salad
  5. Eat soon after making