King crab with micro herb salad and tomato consommé granita

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Graham Campbell's sublime crab with tomato granita recipe produces a fresh and vibrant dish, using beautiful micro herbs, king crab and a refreshing tomato consommé granita to evoke the flavours of summer.

First published in 2015




King crab


Tomato consommé granita

To serve


  • Muslin cloth
  • Blender


Begin by preparing the tomato consommé granita. Add the tomatoes, basil, coriander, fennel, fennel seeds, shallot and tomato purée to a blender and blitz until smooth
Scrape into a bowl and add the cold water, white wine vinegar, lemon zest, lemon juice and white wine. Mix well, then leave to stand for 1 hour at room temperature
  • 750ml of water, cold
  • 50g of white wine
  • 1/4 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 18g of white wine vinegar
Add the mixture to a muslin bag suspended over a jug and leave to hang overnight - in the morning all of the liquid should have dripped through. Taste for seasoning and place in a container in the freezer
Scrape the mixture with a fork every hour until you are left with granita-style ice crystals. Keep in the freezer until ready to serve
For the vinaigrette, add the white wine vinegar and Dijon mustard to a mixing bowl. Pour in the olive oil in a thin, steady stream, mixing with a whisk as you go. Once all of the olive oil is incorporated, season with salt and set aside
Dress the micro herbs, samphire and king crab with the dressing and divide into serving bowls. Add a scoop of the granita and some pea shoots before serving
First published in 2015

Despite his relatively young age, Graham Campbell possesses the gastronomic confidence and assured touch of a seasoned pro.

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