Crab Mousse Recipe


Difficulty LevelBetter BuyHealth IndexHealthy++
MethodMain Ingredient


 Canned crabmeat10 Ounce (300 Grams Or 1 Tin)
 Prawns4 Ounce (100 Grams)
 Whiting fillets4 Ounce (100 Grams)
 Egg yolks2
 White wine9 Fluid Ounce (1/4 Liter)
 Onion1 Small
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon (Juice Of 1 Lemon)
 Bay leaf1
 Thyme sprig1 Small
 Double cream75 Milliliter (5 Tablespoon)
 Butter3⁄4 Ounce (20 Grams)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1248 Calories from Fat 627

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 70 g107.9%

Saturated Fat 14.4 g72.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 894.9 mg

Sodium 2325.8 mg96.9%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.2%

Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11.1%

Sugars 8.7 g

Protein 86 g172.3%

Vitamin A 24.6% Vitamin C 44.3%

Calcium 16.5% Iron 19.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Shell the prawns, keeping the shells for the stock. Peel the onion. In a saucepan, place the onion, prawn shells, bay leaf, sprig of thyme, white wine and 1/2 litre (18 fl oz) water. Season and cook over a medium heat for 20 minutes. Pass the stock through the fine mesh of a vegetable mill and put back on the heat.
2. Drain the crabmeat, removing any cartilage which may have been left in. Immerse the crabmeat and whiting fillets in the stock. When the stock starts to boil, remove from the heat and leave for 5 minutes. Drain.
3. Liquidize the crabmeat, whiting, prawns, lemon juice, egg yolks, and salt and pepper to taste.
4. Whip the cream and fold gently into the mousse. Butter 4 ramekins or small moulds and pour the mousse into each one. Cook au bain-marie for 35 minutes. Cool and unmould.