Meyer Lemon Herbed Crab Bites Recipe

Meyer Lemon Herbed Crab Bites Recipe
Meyer Lemon Herbed Crab Bites Recipe | https://saltandwind.com Sometimes the simplest recipes are our favorite -- case in point these Meyer Lemon Chive Crab Bites that are as familiar as your favorite crab salad yet fanc...
Skill
Course
Cuisine
Ingredients
13
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
12 to 24
Season
Meyer Lemon Herbed Crab Bites Recipe | https://saltandwind.com
Skill
Beginner
Course
Appetizer
Cuisine
American
Ingredients
13
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
12 to 24
Diet
Gluten-Free
Meyer Lemon Herbed Crab Bites Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Sometimes the simplest recipes are our favorite -- case in point these Meyer Lemon Chive Crab Bites that are as familiar as your favorite crab salad yet fancified enough for your holiday cocktail party. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound cooked crab meat

    shredded into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 medium celery stalk

    minced

  • 1 small shallot

    minced

  • 1 Meyer lemon

    or regular lemon, zested and juiced

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

    or creme fraiche

  • 1 tablespoon good-quality mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard

    (ideally whole grain)

  • kosher salt and Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons snipped fresh chives

    or parsley or tarragon or a mix of all three, plus more for garnish

  • 1 bunch radishes

    or Perian cucumbers, ends trimmed and sliced 1/4 inch thick on the bias (can use endive leaves instead)

  • Maldon sea salt or other flaky sea salt, for garnish

    (optional)

  • 1 handful pomegranate seeds

    for garnish (optional)

  • Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil

    for garnish (optional)

Instructions

For The Crab Mixture: Break crab up with a few forks until all the meat is evenly shredded and bite sized. Place in a nonreactive bowl and mix in the celery, lemon juice, sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard, half the lemon zest, and herbs in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper, taste and add more sour cream and mayonnaise, if desired.

To Serve: Top each radish slice with a small spoonful of the crab mixture then garnish with some zest, herbs, and a pinch of sea salt. Add in a few pomegranate seeds and a drizzle of olive oil, if using, and serve immediately. 

Tip

If you can find watermelon radishes, use them because they're larger (and easier to manage) and have a more delicate flavor. A few other options are to serve this in endive leaves, in Little Gem lettuce leaves, on cucumber slices that are cut on the bias, or, of course, on a cracker! You could even toss in some avocado and jalapeno and use lime instead of lemon (and take out the Dijon) and serve it on top of tostadas with cilantro!

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