Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Crab Salad with lemon dressing

I returned from Paris last week very sad to leave but also fairly relieved that I didn't have to attempt to speak bad french anymore.

My parents were spending the week in our house in north Wales which is close to the sea so I went up on the train to join them for a few days and put in my orders for lobster and crabs from Ken the fisherman. It was extreme welsh weather when I arrived with horizontal rain and crazy winds after apparently a mediterranean week...typical!

Crab Salad

This is the most delicious salad if your a crab lover. I advise picking through the crab a bit before you mix it with anything just to prevent breaking a tooth on a bit of shell that could be lurking.

White crab meat
1/2 red chilli finely diced
Coriander roughly chopped
Seasoning and drizzle of lemon dressing

Salad, baby gem or soft green lettuce
Cucumber peeled and cored then sliced
Tomatoes cored and chopped
Avocado peeled and sliced
Lemon wedges

Lay the salad out on a plate with the cucumber and tomatoes scattered over.

Mix the crab meat with the chilli and coriander and a drizzle of the lemon dressing or mayonnaise and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Spoon the crab onto the top of the salad and drizzle the lemon dressing over the salad, serve with a lemon wedge.

Lemon dressing

I make the lemon dressing the same sort of way as making mayonnaise.

1 yolk
small teaspoon of dijon mustard
olive oil around 200ml
Juice of 1 lemon
tablespoon of water
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Put the yolk in a bowl and using a small whisk mix it with the mustard.
Slowly drizzle in olive oil, as otherwise it will separate. It will start to thicken.
Add around a tablespoon of water and some of the lemon juice and sugar to loosen it up.
Add some seasoning and keep tasting and adjusting ingredients, if its bitter add more sugar.

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