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Article: Blue Swimmer Crab with Tomato,Garlic & White Wine

Blue Swimmer crab recipe- Steve Costi's Seafood

Blue Swimmer Crab with Tomato,Garlic & White Wine


  • 4 green Blue Swimmer Crabs
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1-3 fresh red chilli, finely chopped (optional)
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Prepare the green blue swimmer crabs by removing the hard top shell, soft internal organs and feathery gills.

  2. Using a heavy knife cut bodies into quarters.

  3. Heat olive oil in a large pan, add onion, garlic and chilli, and cook for 2-3 minutes on a medium heat.

  4. Add white wine, tomatoes and crab, and mix together. Cover pan with lid or foil, and simmer for 8-10 minutes, mixing occasionally until crab cooked.

  5. Add parsley and lemon, salt and pepper and mix though.

  6. Serve with salad and bread

Blue swimmer crabs have moist, evenly textured firm flesh with a sweet, juicy, nutty flavour. Order now your Green Blue Swimmer Crab and get delivered to your door.

This is a recipe from Master Fish Merchants' Association of Australia