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20th Dec 2016

Summer Evening Crab With Soft Boiled Egg, Avocado And Soldiers


  • Fresh Crab Meat
  • Avocado
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Eggs
  • Chili
  • Coriander
  • Creme Fraiche

The way we eat in summer always changes. I don’t know about you but I’m always over the heavy shit that we pile into our bodies in winter and light to change up my diet. I can’t say there is any big scientific research behind this recipe apart from me wandering around the shop and picking out all the things I fucking love taste wise myself. This is kind of like a super fancy chef style dish that you’d pay 15 Euros for in a restaurant but you can rustle it up easily yourself in no time. Grab the ingredients and give it a lash because as you’ll see form the pictures it is a perfect summer treat.


Step 1

The ingredients are all super easy to find and will feed a few of you. Bar the crab this is a pretty cheap dish to throw together.


Step 2

Get the crabmeat into a bowl and squeeze the lemon in. Pretty fucking simple so far you’d have to say!


Step 3

Chop the red chili up. It needs to be as small as possible and leave the seeds in for that extra zing!


Step 4

Lash it in with the crab meat


Step 5

Chop the shit out of the coriander. As small as possible. I leave the stalks in because there is shit loads of flavor in there and they are soft and tender anyway.


Step 6

Lash all that in with the crab and give it a good season with salt and pepper. The more the better.


Step 7

Lash in a big blob of creme fraiche. This is going to bind the whole thing together nicely.


Step 8

It should be a little bit wet but not overly sloppy.


Step 9

Slice up a few good thick slices of the bread and fuck it into the toaster. Don’t think I need to explain much more to you about toasting bread!!


Step 10

When the water comes to the boil in your pot lash in the egg. Use a spoon like I am here to slowly lower the egg in so as it doesn’t smash on the bottom.


Step 11

The egg will three minutes so you need to move your fucking ass and get the avocado prepped. Top and tail it so as it sits on your chopping board nicely.


Step 12

Peel the skin away from the avocado. Make sure to spend a little more on it and get it ripe because the dirty bastards that are the supermarkets will sell you some bullets which are just useless.


Step 13

Chop it up in to rustic sized pieces. Big squeeze of lemon over the top and some salt and black pepper to bring it all to life.


Step 14

Grab the bread out of the toaster and cut it up into long thin slices or “Soldiers” as we all knew them as kids.


Step 15

Lash that stuff onto the plate.


Step 16

You want the egg to be soft boiled so as the yolk acts as the sauce. This will take 3 minutes exactly. Crack the top off and serve as is.


Step 17

Pile the whole thing onto the plate including the crab mixture on it’s own little slice of toast. Get stuck in. Fucking savage summer dish!

Some dishes are just meant for summer and this is one of them. The subtle flavors, quick prep time and the contrast in textures is what makes it for me. I could sit eating this as happy as a pig in shite every day of the week when the weather is hot. You don’t need to be a nuclear scientist either to put this together but it will wow your friends when you whip it out for lunch or a late evening dinner with the sun splitting the sky. Absolutely fucking epic!