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Recipe of the week: Liam Charles' sea dogs


By Features Reporter


Liam Charles' Sea Dogs from his book Second Helpings, published by Hodder & Stoughton. Picture: Haarala Hamilton/PA
Liam Charles' Sea Dogs from his book Second Helpings, published by Hodder & Stoughton. Picture: Haarala Hamilton/PA

Ingredients (serves 4)

For the crab patties

240g white crab meat

4 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped

30g fresh coriander, leaves finely chopped

2tbsp sesame seeds

100g fresh breadcrumbs

2 large egg yolks

Plain flour, for dusting

2tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil

Fine sea salt, to taste

Cracked black pepper, to taste

For the prawns

150g raw king prawns

2tbsp vegetable oil

1tsp chilli powder

1tsp smoked paprika

1tsp garlic granules

1tsp ground cumin

1tsp dried mixed herbs

½tsp freshly ground black pepper

For the lime jalapeno mayo

1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped

6tbsp mayo

Grated zest of 1 lime

Grated zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon

To serve

4 large hot dog buns

Half a ripe mango, peeled and thinly sliced

Method

1. Bung the crab, spring onions and half the coriander into a large bowl. Lightly toast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan over a medium heat, then tip them into the bowl of crab. Add the breadcrumbs along with the egg yolks, season with salt and pepper, and give it a light mix. Shape the mixture into 12 patties, pop them on a plate and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

2. Mix the prawns in a bowl with the oil and spices and set aside for 10 minutes. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat, add the prawns and fry until they become pink and are cooked through, then remove them from the pan.

3. Lightly dust your crab patties with flour, place the frying pan back over the heat, add the oil then add half the patties and fry them gently over a medium-low heat for three to four minutes on each side until golden. Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper to absorb excess oil, then fry the remaining patties.

5. Mix the jalapeno with the mayo, lime and lemon in a bowl and set to one side.

6. Spread each bun with some jalapeno mayo followed by a couple of slices of mango, three crab patties, then some of the prawns.

Second Helpings, by Liam Charles, published by Hodder & Stoughton. Picture: Haarala Hamilton/PA
Second Helpings, by Liam Charles, published by Hodder & Stoughton. Picture: Haarala Hamilton/PA

For more recipes check out Second Helpings, by Liam Charles, published by Hodder & Stoughton, priced £22. Available now.



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