Crab Claws with Seaweed and Samphire

Crab Claws with Seaweed and Samphire


byCreated by Jp McMahon

of Chef/Proprietor of Aniar Restaurant, Cava Bodega & Tartare Café +Wine Bar, Galway City. Recipe from his cookbook The Irish Cookbook.

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Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cooking Time

10 Minutes


1-2 People


  • 35 g/11⁄4 oz (2 tablespoons) butter
  • 12 cooked crab claws, shells removed
  • Seaweed Vinegar (see page 352) or apple cider vinegar, to taste
  • 50 g/2 oz (⁄1 3cup) samphire (sea beans)
  • 25 g/1 oz (1⁄4 cup) fresh sea lettuce
  • Sea Salt


Melt the butter in a large pan over a medium heat. When it starts to foam, reduce the heat, add the crab claws and heat for 3–5 minutes until the crab claws are warmed through.

Season with sea salt and Seaweed Vinegar.

Place the crab claws on a platter and garnish with the samphire (sea beans) and sea lettuce.


Credit: The Irish Cookbook by Jp McMahon is published by Phaidon. Photography & Styling: Anita Murphy and Zania Koppe

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