A collection of popular Portuguese recipes from mainland Portugal, the Azores, Madeira and around the world.
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Join us Today
Please join now to access all features.
It's Quick, Easy and Free!
Sign up with Facebook
Sign up with Google

This easy and delicious Portuguese stuffed crab recipe (receita de santola recheada) makes a great appetizer.
Preparation time:
30 min
Cooking Time:
15 min
Ready In:
45 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Stuffed Crab (Santola Recheada) Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Stuffed Crab (Santola Recheada) Recipe

Share this Recipe

Posted in: Seafood Recipes
Sat, Jul 3, 2021
5 out of 5 with 5 ratings
Views: 1893


1 2 lb live crab8 cups of water4 and 1/2 tablespoons of salt1 bay leaf1 bunch of parsley1 onion skin1 hard-boiled egg1 tablespoon of chopped onion1 tablespoon of chopped parsley2 tablespoons of chopped pickles1 tablespoon of vinegar2 tablespoons of mayonnaise1 teaspoon of breadcrumbs1 pinch pepper Get Portuguese groceries & stuff Get Portuguese groceries and other stuff at Amazon.com

This site uses US measurements.
* Conversion Chart


  1. Boil the crab in the water with the salt, bay leaf, onion skin and bunch of parsley for 15 minutes.
  2. Let it cool completely on ice.
  3. Open the crab, separate the claws and remove and discard the lungs and appendices that look like feathers.
  4. Place the chopped insides of the crab, the grated egg, onion, parsley, pickles, vinegar, pepper, breadcrumbs and mayonnaise in a bowl.
  5. Mix well and check if the seasoning and consistency are okay.
  6. Store in the refrigerator until serving time. 
  7. When serving, stuff the crab shell with the mixture and accompany with toast.
Recipe & Photo Credit: aromas-com-amor.blogspot.com


(Leave a comment if you have tried this recipe or have a question.)
You might also like
Portuguese Stuffed Crab (Santola Recheada) Recipe
Serve this delicious Portuguese cod with cream (bacalhau com natas) topped with grated cheese and...
Portuguese Stuffed Crab (Santola Recheada) Recipe
How to make Portuguese seafood rice cataplana (arroz de marisco cataplana).
Portuguese Stuffed Crab (Santola Recheada) Recipe
This Portuguese cod stew recipe makes a fancy and delicious meal, ready in about half an hour.
Portuguese Stuffed Crab (Santola Recheada) Recipe
This delicious Portuguese style home cod makes a great weekday meal for the family.