Brown crabs from the UK are in abundant availability from April through to November. The brown meat of crab gives a savoury flavour with a slightly acidic tang while the white meat has a stronger, sweeter flavour, with crumbly, fragile meat that falls apart easily.
Brown crab stocks are relatively healthy in UK waters and the majority of brown crab is caught with crab pots, a selective and low impact fishing method. Brown crabs are extremely commercially important and the brown crab fishery in British waters is one of the largest crab fisheries in the world. We love nothing more than a good sandwich for lunch and have whipped up a delicious crab sandwich for this warmer weather.