Crab With Soft Boiled Eggs, Avocado and Soliders for the weekend

  • Fresh Crab Meat
  • Avocado
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Eggs
  • Chili
  • Coriander
  • Creme Fraiche

Fancy something light and delicious for lunch or dinner this weekend, look no further...


Step 1

The ingredients are all super easy to find and will feed a few of you. Bar the crab this is a pretty cheap dish to throw together.

Step 2

Get the crab meat into a bowl and squeeze the lemon in. Pretty simple so far you'd have to say!

Step 3

Chop the red chili up. It needs to be as small as possible and leave the seeds in for that extra zing!

Step 4

Lash it in with the crab meat

Step 5

Chop the coriander as small as possible. I leave the stalks in because there's a load of flavour in them and they are soft and tender anyway.

Step 6

Lash all that in with the crab and give it a good season with salt and pepper. The more the better.

Step 7

Lash in a big blob of creme fraiche. This is going to bind the whole thing together nicely.

Step 8

It should be a little bit wet but not overly sloppy.

Step 9

Slice up a few good thick slices of the bread and chuck them into the toaster. Don't think I need to explain much more to you about toasting bread!!

Step 10

When the water comes to the boil in your pot, lash in the egg. Use a spoon like I am here to slowly lower the egg in so it doesn't smash on the bottom.

Step 11

The egg will take three minutes so you need to hustle and get the avocado prepped. Top and tail it so it sits on your chopping board nicely.

Step 12

Peel the skin away from the avocado. Make sure to spend a little more on it and get it ripe because the supermarkets will sell you some bullets, which are just useless.

Step 13

Chop it up in to rustic-sized pieces. Big squeeze of lemon over the top and some salt and black pepper to bring it all to life.

Step 14

Grab the bread out of the toaster and cut it up into long thin slices or "Soldiers" as we all knew them as kids.

Step 15

Lash that stuff onto the plate.

Step 16

You want the egg to be soft boiled so the yolk acts as the sauce. This will take three minutes exactly. Crack the top off and serve as is.

Step 17

Pile the whole thing onto the plate, including the crab mixture on it's own little slice of toast. Get stuck in. Amazing!

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The subtle flavors, quick prep time and the contrast in textures is what makes it for me. I could sit eating this every day of the week when the weather is nice. You don’t need to be a nuclear scientist to put this together either but it will wow your friends when you whip it out for lunch or a late evening dinner with the sun splitting the sky. Absolutely Epic!

Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded our sister site Lovin' Dublin with a few simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.