Grancevola con Zucchine e Carciofi (Spider Crab with Zucchini and Artichokes)

See the RecipeChristopher Hirsheimer

Spider crab (Maja squinado) is very highly regarded in and around Venice. It is often served simply dressed with olive oil, but a local fishing captain remembered this preparation from his childhood, and made it for us when we went out on his boat one evening.