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Spider crab poke recipe

Plenty of white meat which is sweeter and meatier makes this spider crab recipe a firm favourite in our restaurants. 

Spider crab on a metal tray


Serves four to six people


  • 600g sushi rice
  • 780ml water
  • 100ml rice wine vinegar
  • 50g castor sugar
  • Salt

Crab and vegetable

  • Spicy mayo (mayonnaise, sriracha hot sauce, sesame oil and a few drops of fish sauce, mixed to taste)
  • 340g of picked white spider crab meat
  • 120g edamame beans
  • 2 avocados peeled and sliced
  • Pickled ginger
  • Mouli – peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • Carrot – peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • Sugar snaps – sliced length ways
  • Cucumber – peeled and diced
  • Spring onions – sliced on an angle
  • Coriander – washed and picked
  • Sesame seeds – toasted
  • Japanese 7 spice


  1. Wash the rice until the water runs clear, then drain.
  2. Add the rice to a pan and cover with the water. Bring to a boil, then cover with a lid.
  3. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 12 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat leaving the lid on for a further 12 minutes
  5. Heat the vinegar, add and dissolve the sugar and salt.
  6. With a wooden spoon fold the rice adding the vinegar mix a little at a time
  7. Allow the rice to cool but do not refrigerate it.

Divide the rice between the four bowls and arrange all the ingredients on top of the rice and finish with the spicy mayo, toasted sesame seeds and seven spice.

Discover our restaurants

Here to dine, or barefoot from the beach? Choose from three different eating and drinking spots.

Zacrys On The Sea Wall Charred Leeks


Fusing international influence with local produce, a three-course menu showcasing the best of the season.

The Living Space - restaurant - Watergate Bay

The Living Space

Sofa, armchair, banquette or ocean-view terrace? Antipasti plates, seasonal salad or hearty fillers?

The Beach Hut Restaurant Watergate Bay

The Beach Hut

Laid-back, breezy and modern, the Beach Hut blends considered food and a warm welcome.

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