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'Dressed to Impress' Crab followed by Lobster Thermidor with Skinny Fries

From £90.00 Per Meal for Two

Our 'Dressed-to-Impress' Baked Crab is a simple, flavourful starter that is both super sustainable and exceptionally tasty, served in an eye-catching natural crab shell for a touch of table theatre. Delicate pot-caught white and brown Cornish crab meat, dressed in our handmade brandy-rich bechamel sauce with a touch of cayenne and topped with a crunchy persillade crumb. Cornish crab is the best in the world - we honestly believe it to be true! All of the crab that we source is pot-caught around the clear blue waters off the coast of Cornwall. The crabs are then carefully cooked and painstakingly handpicked, to ensure we offer the finest quality possible.

To follow, an FFT classic! Our mouthwatering Lobster Thermidor served with crispy Skinny Cornish Fries and a green salad. Continuing a commitment to champion local farmers and fantastic local produce, we did not have to look very far to find some wonderful Cornish spuds from which to create our skinny fries - about 6 miles to be precise. The Dustow family have been growing award-winning potatoes at Colwith farm for five generations, recently garnering the prestigious British Farming Family Business of the year in 2019. They also boast Cornwall's only plough-to-Bottle distillery on the farm, producing an varied range of Vodka's and Gins. When we asked them for a few sacks of their finest spuds, they kindly even offered to peel and chip them for us - what a fabulous service. We recommend cooking the fries in the oven, but if you have a deep fat fryer why not go for it? After all, nothing tastes like a perfectly fried crispy chip.

You will receive:
2 x 'Dressed to Impress' Baked Crab (Frozen)
1 x 800g Cornish Lobster, Cooked, Split & Cleaned (Fresh)
200g pouch of Thermidor Sauce (Fresh)
750g Skinny Cornish Fries (Fresh)
125g Baby Salad Leaves (Fresh)

Wine & Seafood Pairing with Fiona Beckett
We’ve also teamed up with food and wine pairing expert and journalist Fiona Beckett, who has created three extra special wine pairings to complement our Easter Seafood Collection. Each main course has been given its perfect partner in wine, selected to enhance the beautiful flavours of the dish and elevate the whole dining event. Add one to your order and dive into Fiona’s wonderfully accessible tasting notes (no pretension here) for an especially enjoyable and enlightening seafood experience.

“Finding the best wine to go with a dish is like finding the perfect side. Just think of those occasions on holiday when you've enjoyed a plate of seafood with the local wine and how those occasions have stuck in your memory. It just raises the whole eating experience to another level.”

The perfect wine for this exceptional lobster dish is Domaine Gérard Thomas Saint-Aubin 2016 – why not add a bottle to your order? Available on our Easter Collection page, where you can also read Fiona’s tasting notes.

Nutritional Information:

Dressed to Impress Crab per 100g:

  • Energy 139kcal / 581kj
  • Fat 7.0g
  • Saturates 2.5g
  • Carbs 5.1g
  • Sugars 2.3g
  • Protein 10.3g
  • Salt 0.8g

Cornish Lobster Thermidor with Skinny Fries and baby leaf salad per Portion:

  • Energy 827kcal / 3458kj
  • Fat 39.2g
  • Saturates 18.5g
  • Carbs 72.06g
  • Sugars 5.7g
  • Protein 39.4g
  • Salt 1.73g
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Recipes & Cooking

Dressed to Impress Crab Method:

  • Defrost prior to cooking.
  • Preheat oven to 200C/Gas Mark 5.
  • Remove the crab from all packaging and place on a baking tray
  • Place in centre of oven for 20-25 Mins or until piping hot.

Cornish Lobster Thermidor with Skinny Fries Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 220C.
  • Wash and drain your Salad Leaves
  • Rinse the Skinny Fries to eliminate any surface starch and pat dry.
  • Place the Skinny Fries in a bowl and lightly coat them in oil, salt and pepper
  • Arrange them in a thin layer on a baking tray
  • Unpack your Lobster halves and crack the claws. Remove the claw meat and dress it back into the Lobster shell.
  • Evenly the distribute the Thermidor Sauce over the top of the Lobster Meat in the shells.
  • Place the Skinny Fries in the centre of the oven for 12 mins, turning once.
  • Place the Lobster halves, inner side up, on a tray and warm under the grill for 5-10 mins.
  • Serve with Baby Salad leaves
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Sustainability & Provenance

We are really proud of the provenance and quality of our Cornish lobster. We have close relationships with a small number of fishermen and many of them land directly to us. Not only that we provide them with bait for their pots in the form of our fish frames and waste. This is a real win win as it eliminates the need for us to dispose of our waste and provides our fishermen with free bait. Read more

Customer reviews

The Best Lobsters

As ever, everything arrived OK thanks and we’ve just eaten the lobsters (a Valentine’s treat for my wife – oh all right, for me too!). The substitution of Turbot in place of the Brill I ordered, which was unavailable, was fine and much appreciated. Thanks for that. Finally, as I’ve said before, your new packaging is a huge improvement and makes the whole process much easier at the receiving end. I keep mentioning FFT to family and friends so I hope you get some more sales from them.

Roger Sugden, Surrey

Lobster Thermidor!

Absolutey amazing! Made a thermidor butter. Will almost certainly be using you again.

Julie Veazey, Middlesbrough


Delighted to receive our combination box on time and it is always exciting to open it and to plan a few menus using the delicious sauces. Homemade fish pie tonight! Delighted to see that you are moving towards ready cooked meals and the crab bake was great for lunch for a single person. We will be repeating that order and I would have thought there was a big market for you in these products, particularly single portions for OAPs who want something to pop into the Aga. Freezer well stocked now!

Alan, Surrey

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