Tom Kerridge's crab mayo on griddled sourdough recipe

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Tom Kerridge's crab mayo on griddled sourdough is the perfect healthy recipe you can enjoy making and eating at home. It's so easy to make and looks impressive too.

Tom Kerridge's crab mayo on griddled sourdough recipe
(Image credit: Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start)
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Cost RangeMid
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories505 Kcal25%

Tom Kerridge's crab mayo on griddled sourdough makes a lovely lunch or a delightful starter for a dinner party.

Tom was the first chef to get two Michelin stars for a pub, so he knows how nice it is to eat fancy food. More recently however, he's become an important advocate of healthy eating, after losing 12 stone. This is one of his simple but delicious, healthy recipes. Using low fat mayonnaise and low fat crème fraîche, each portion contains just over 500 calories. Crab is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids - vital for heart health. Although the ingredients list is quite long for this dish, it's worth the time and effort. All these ingredients work together to prove you don't have to compromise on flavour to be healthy.


  • 6 rashers of smoked streaky bacon, halved
  • 1 sourdough loaf
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 ripe avocado, thickly sliced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Tabasco, to serve (optional)

For the pickled radishes:

  • 16 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar

For the crab mayo:

  • 75g brown crab meat
  • 75g reduced-fat crème fraîche
  • 75g reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • A squeeze of lemon juice, to taste
  • 300g white crab meat




  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas 7. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. For the pickled radish, mix the ingredients together in a bowl and leave to pickle.
  3. Lay the bacon on the baking tray and place in the oven for 15 minutes, or until crispy.
  4. Meanwhile, cut 4 long slices from the middle of the sourdough loaf, each 1cm thick. Preheat a griddle. Brush both sides of the sourdough slices lightly with olive oil and cook on the hot griddle until lightly charred on each side.
  5. Place the asparagus in a small frying pan with the butter, 100ml water and some salt and pepper. Cook over a medium-high heat for 3–4 minutes or until tender and all the liquid has evaporated.
  6. Meanwhile, for the crab mayo, mix together the brown crab meat, crème fraîche, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste and gently fold through the white crab meat.
  7. Lay each piece of griddled sourdough on a plate. Spread with crab mayo, then top with 3 pieces of bacon, 3 pieces of asparagus and a couple of slices of avocado. Drain the radish from its pickling juices and scatter over the top. If you like things spicy, add a little Tabasco before you tuck in.   This recipe was taken from Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start: How to cook amazing food at home

Top tips for making Tom Kerridge's crab mayo on griddled sourdough

These open sandwiches are best made and eaten on the same day for the freshest flavour.

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Tom Kerridge
Michelin-starred celebrity chef

Tom Kerridge is a celebrated English Michelin-starred chef who has been dazzling the professional cooking scene since 1991. His French, British, and fusion style cooking has created delicious, much-loved recipes over the years that have earned his pub multiple Michelin stars. In 2005, he and his wife Beth Cullen-Kerridge opened their pub The Hand & Flowers, which gained its first Michelin star in its opening year. By 2012, it received its second Michelin star and Tom has since opened a restaurant in London at the Corinthia Hotel London in 2018, as well as The Butchers Tap, butchers, and pub all under one roof. His work within television has continued also to grow over the years featuring in our favourite cooking shows such as Saturday Kitchen, Great British Menu, Top of the Shop, How To Lose Weight For Good, and BBC2's Food and Drink. His meals are ultimate comfort delicious food and we have some of his best recipes for you.