Tim O' Sullivan's Tower of Crab Meat, Head Chef at Renvyle House Hotel & Resort, Connemara, Co. Galway

Tower of Crab Meat

serves 4

© At home in Renvyle by Tim O’Sullivan, 2005


  • 400g (1lb) Crabmeat
  • 1 Sweet Apple (diced)
  • 1 Spring Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 Lemon (Zest & Juice)
  • 1 Lime (Zest & Juice)
  • 5ml of Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • Mix all together and store in the fridge for 4 hours
  • 4 Won Ton Pastry Sheets:
  • Deep fry in oil until crispy

Mango Salsa:

  • 1 Mango (diced)
  • 1 Spring Onion (diced)
  • ½ Red Onion (Finely Chopped)
  • ¼ Chilli (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Sugar

In a pot, cook vinegar, water, sugar and chilli for 4 minutes.
Chill and add the mango and the spring onion.


  • Mixed Salad Leaves: Frizzy, Radicchio, Oak Leaf
  • Passionfruit Mayonnaise
  • Pesto
  • Spring Flat Leaf Parsley

To Assemble:

  1. Place a ring of crabmeat on the centre of the plate. 
  2. Place the tomato rose on top.  Pour salsa on the base of the plate. 
  3. Place won ton strips near crabmeat.  Garnish with chives, cucumber, tomato, basil leaves and passion fruit mayonnaise.