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Serves 3-4

Preparation: 20min


This recipe might seem a little barbaric to you as you’re going to have to prepare the crabmeat yourselves but never forget that the more control you have over the ingredients you use, the better.

So go buy yourselves a whole crab (if you feel it’s too small then buy a couple of them) and bring a mix of water and vinegar to a boil. If you live near the coast, sea water might be a better option. Add the crabs and boil for 10 minutes. You’ll notice the crabs turning a vivid coral colour, this is due to the acid in vinegar. Remove them and let them cool.

Using a fine edge knife, carefully cut off the top of the crab, remove the top shell from the rest of the body and extract the meat placing it in a bowl where you add the following:

3 capers finely chopped

1-2 spring onions, finely chopped and sautéed

some fennel and chives, finely chopped and sautéed

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tbsp beer

salt and pepper


Serve in a large blue dish where I suggest putting some seaweed at the bottom first. Secure the crab on top of it after having filled it.

Finally, sprinkle a few drops of rum and light the crab on fire.

Bon Appetit!

Food for thought


Last week, the IOC announced that wrestling, one of the cornerstone sports of the Olympics, would have to fight its way into the 2020 Games as it was dropped from the list and  will now apply for inclusion along with baseball, softball (both were dropped by the IOC in 2005), karate, squash, roller sports,   climbing, wakeboarding and wushu. This decision has sparked strong reaction from countries across the globe.

Even though the sport doesn’t have the same cachet in the Olympics that it once did, this is a huge deal. Wrestling is one of the oldest Olympic sports, first appearing in 708 BC and has only ever been left out of the Olympic programme once before in 1900. It constitutes an integral part of the Games along with Athletics as both are mentioned in the Olympic Anthem.

     “ At running and at wrestling and at throwing,
Shine in the momentum of noble contests”

Removing wrestling is bound to affect the nature of the Olympic Games. A final decision is to be made when all IOC members meet in September. Let us all help keep Wrestling in the Olympics. Join the Cause!