August 1, 2022

Crab or Lobster Salad

A bed of leaf lettuce with small lobster tials and drizzled with homemade lemon cream dressing

Crab Salad

Inspired by a crab salad at the Ritz Carleton in Ft. Lauderdale, this salad is simple and divine.  



For the salad:

Crab Claws or Small Lobster Tails

Butter Lettuce

For the dressing:

Creme Fraîche

Sherry Vinegar

A 1/4 clove of fresh minced garlic

Fresh Lemon Juice

Sea Salt or Celtic Salt

Fresh Ground Pepper


This is one of those recipes that I throw together without following a recipe.  The ingredients are a guideline, modify it to your liking and taste as you are making the dressing.  

I also add  about 1/2 a teaspon of shallots, or herbs such as chives.  My suggestion is not to use too much garlic or shallots, so as to not compete with the flavor of the  crab or lobster. 



Modify with the type of lettuce you like, such as mixed greens or green or red bibb lettuce.

Serve with a small piece of warm bread. 

This is a fairly light main dish, so a heavier dessert would balance the meal. 


Many of the recipes I share have guidelines rather than exact measurements, since I often cook "au pif" as we say in France, meaning by feel.  It is possible to pull together great meals quickly without relying on recipes when you cook by feel, or Kitchen Intuition as I call it.  You can write to me anytime if you have questions.

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