This Spider crab was bought from our excellent fishmonger in Newport, Shropshire. Held here by Tony’s best friend after cooking. It is a good size. But it is depressing how difficult it is to buy such live crab in the UK. In France and Spain it would be no problem of course (indeed they would be selling British Spider Crab in many cases because nearly all of those caught are exported). It is a wonderful crab with lots of meat in the long legs and easy to extract. Unlike Cromer crab it has very little brown meat in the body but that is compensated for by the quantity and sweetness of the white meat. Prepared to a recipe for baked Cromer Crab from Rick Stein’s from his book Seafood Lover’s Guide. Very simple and delicious.