12 June 2007

Landlubber's Delite...or what make for lunch when you're stuck in South Texas instead of tropical paradise

So what do you make for dinner when you've invited a friend over that you haven't seen in a million years and your house is so small you'll have to eat outside, it's 93 degrees and buggy?! This is precisely the conundrum I've found myself in this week, and I think I've come up with a solution...I will call it Landlubber's Delite, but you can call it crab salad. It's one of those recipes that's been in the familia for years and is much beloved for its spicy deliciousness.

Landlubber's Delite

2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
4 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp. lime juice
3/4 lb. crabmeat (fresh lump or even the fake stuff made out of fish if you're landlocked like I am)
3/4 cup finely chopped celery (including the heart and inner leaves if you can get to it)
1/4 cup minced red onion (optional for onion haters)
2 tsp. minced jalepeno (or to taste)
1 tsp. minced peeled ginger
salt & pepper to taste

Whisk together liquids. Add all the rest of the ingredients and season with salt & pepper. This salad improves after sitting in the fridge for a while or even a day or two- the flavors have a chance to meld. It's great served on top of salad greens, with some crackers, or scooped into a toasted pita.


photo forthcoming...

1 comment:

laurel said...

Yummy! I'm going to try it!