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Crab pasties

These posh pasties with homemade onion relish make an impressive summery lunch; all they need is a green salad.

Ingredients

For the filling
For the onion relish

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  2. Cut the puff pastry into six 20cm/8in squares.

  3. For the filling, mix the red onion, chilli, lemon balm, potato, lime zest and crabmeat together in a bowl. Season well, then spoon the mixture onto one half of each of the pastry squares.

  4. Brush the edges with beaten egg and fold over to make a triangle, seal the edges with the tines of a fork and brush all over with more beaten egg.

  5. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden-brown.

  6. For the relish, heat the baby onions, sugar, mustard powder, cider vinegar, garlic and lime leaves in a saucepan until boiling. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until thickened.

  7. Serve the relish with the crab pasties.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

30 mins to 1 hour cooking time

Serves 6

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