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How to make: Cromer Crab cakes with cream cheese

Cromer Crab Cheesecakes prepared by Richard Hughes

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As Cromer heads towards summer, residents and visitors to the town will notice the local delicacy appearing on shelves once again.

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Cromer Crab Cheesecakes prepared by Richard Hughes


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Cromer crab is one of the highlights and must-eats of any trip to the north Norfolk coast, so we’ve compiled a quick and easy recipe which is sure to impress any guests.

Whether you’re preparing it for a summer soiree or simply treating your family, this recipe is an authentic taste of the Cromer town.

What you’ll need:

STEP 2
Cromer Crab Cheesecakes prepared by Richard Hughes


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• 125g buttery crackers

• 50g butter

• 1 large dressed crab

• 125g cream cheese

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• 1 lime

• 1 pinch fresh red chilli

• 1 stick celery, peeled and diced

• 1 avocado

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• Salt and pepper

• 1 dessertspoon mayonnaise

• Bunch chives

• 1 orange

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• 1 pink grapefruit

Method:

1 Break the crackers into crumbs.

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2 Melt the butter. Add the broken crackers. Stir.

3 Push into two small rings or pastry cutters.

4 Press the crumb to make the base of the cheesecake.

5 Remove the white meat from the crab and place into a bowl.

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6 Do the same with the brown meat.

7 Mix the cream cheese into the brown meat.

8 Add the zest of the lime.

9 Add a touch of finely chopped chilli and the celery. Mix well.

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10 In a clean bowl scoop out the ripe avocado.

11 Season with salt and pepper.

12 Add the mayonnaise and the juice of the lime. Mash together.

13 Into the white meat add the chopped chives.

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14 Place the brown meat mixture on to the cracker base.

15 Top with the avocado mash.

16 Smooth down to neaten the cakes.

17 Top with the white meat. Chill.

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18 Segment the orange and grapefruit.

19 Unmould the cheesecake, and dress the plate with citrus fruits, a little dressed leaf and finely chopped chive.

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