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Plural: changurros

Language: Basque

Description: A Basque name for a spider crab. This is a crab with little meat but what it has is well-flavoured. It has a large, oval spiked body and long, thin spidery legs, hence its name. In the Basque country this may well be stuffed with a mixture of the crab meat, onions, leeks, garlic, tomato purée and parsley.

Spider crab, with many thanks to Jo Living-Moore at the beaituflly situated Old Passage Inn in Arlingham in Gloucestershire

Pronounced: chahn-GOO-roh
Latin: Maja squinado/Maia squinado
Ethnicity: Basque
Most frequent country: Basque Country
Better known as: centollo(s)

See places: Basque food and cuisine, French food and cuisine, Spanish food and cuisine

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