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Boiled spider crab
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Boiled spider crab

The simplest way to cook a spider crab
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: First dish
Cuisine: Galician
Keyword: shellfish
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 477kcal


  • 2 spider crab medium
  • coarse salt
  • 2 leaves bay


  • Pour plenty of water into a big pot. Add 2 laurel leaves and 2 or 3 tablespoons of sea salt and bring to a boil.
  • If the spider crab is alive, place it into the pot while the water is cold so it doesn’t drop the legs. If it is dead place it when the water is boiling and begin to count the time when the water starts to boil again.
  • Once the water is boiling, let cook for around 10 to 15 minutes (it depends on the size of the spider crab)
  • Drain and let cool to room temperature.
  • Open, clean and serve cut into pieces



In this recipe we explain how a spider crab is cooked and how it is opened and cleaned to serve it ready to eat.


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.1g | Protein: 75g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 375mg | Sodium: 3035mg | Potassium: 1014mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg