Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Good Ideas: Crab Salad w/ Corn & Cumin


This is a strange combination of ingredients.

Crabmeat with corn and cumin?

Yes. Yes. Yes.

There is no substitute for fresh lump crabmeat, though expensive. Don't even think about using canned crabmeat in this recipe. Not allowed.

This was best made the day before serving, so the flavors had time to blend together.
This was fresh and light and will be even better in the summer, when corn is in season.


Crabmeat Salad w/ Corn & Cumin in Endive Spears:
(adapted from Bon Appetit Fast Easy Fresh)

8 oz. containter of fresh lump crabmeat (I bought the pasteurized refrigerated container in the seafood section)
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
1/4 cup of minced red onion
1/4 cup mayonnaise
4 tsp of minced fresh parsley
1 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
salt & pepper
3 heads of Belgian endive, separated into spears

Mix first 10 ingredients in a bowl. Season to taste w/ salt & pepper.
Cover and chill 4 hours and up to 1 day.

Drain salad (important, because there will be a lot of liquid) and place 1 rounded teaspoon of crab salad in base end of each endive spear.

Arrange on platter and serve.


The Japanese Redneck said...

I love the way it looks. Such a beautiful appetizer.

I don't think corn and crab is unusual.

Bad part of this recipe is that I started Sugarless for Life again. No corn. Boo Hoo.

Cate O'Malley said...

Mmm, love fresh crabmeat. Looks like a perfect light lunch - yum!

Kate at Serendipity said...

Oh, how wonderful. You're right, endive is wonderful for snacks. This looks like a perfect one!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I"m glad I found yours.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

My mouth is truly watering. Great combo of ingredients. I'm a huge Old Bay Seasoning fan, so I might sneak that one in. The endive is a great alternative to crackers. Super Bowl snack #1001!!

Meseidy said...

This is an interesting combination but it sounds so delicious. It looks beatiful too with the endive.

noble pig said...

Totally delicious...love it on the endive.

Proud Italian Cook said...

I like all the citrus flavor with the corn and the crab. You can't go wrong with lump crab meat! Yum!

kat said...

I can see it totally working, the sweetness with the smokey