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Boiled Crabs with Fennel

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Free Style


Boiled Crabs with Fennel is so simple yet very satisfying, the tender crab meat served with fennel lemon tartar sauce makes you want it more.



Boiled Crabs

  • 6 pcs large Paddle Crabs, 3 pcs Dungeness Crab or 3 pcs Mud Crabs
  • 1 fennel bulb, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1/4 cup salt

Fennel-Lemon Tartar Sauce

  • 4 tbsp minced fennel
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped carrots
  • 2 tsp lemon rind, grated
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Mix all Fennel-Lemon Tartar Sauce ingredients then place in the refrigerator.
  2. In a large stock pot add fennel, lemon slices, salt and enough water for boiling crabs. Bring to a boil and once boiling drop the crabs in and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Drain then serve with Fennel-Lemon Tartar Sauce.