Chilled Avocado Soup with Crab

A few years ago one of our West Coast customers was looking for a unique recipe to showcase our crab meat. Well, when I think California, I think avocado. And it just happens that crab is the perfect compliment for the delicate flavor and creamy texture of avocado. So, in the spirit of my crab soup showcase, here is the recipe.

Chilled Tomato Gazpacho with Crab

My family loves soup and I make it for them at least once a week. Crab is the perfect ingredient to elevate that tried and true recipe from boring to extraordinary. I happen to love tomatoes and at the end of the season this is a great way to use up all those “less than perfect” tomatoes that might not be quite perfect enough to make the plate on that Caprese salad. In the cooler months, you can easily substitute high quality canned tomatoes to give a little break from the cold Winter months with a Summertime classic.

Crab Horiatiki Salad

A classic Greek salad, aka Horiatiki, does not contain lettuce of any kind. Just tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, feta and a red wine vinaigrette. Well it is tomato season, so now is the perfect time to swap the feta for a little crab in this classic salad!

Crabby Avocado Toast

Avocado toast, just add crab! We have been doing this one for awhile, it is very simple, fresh and extremely delicious. Feel free to use any type of bread you want, rustic multi-grain works very well.

Crab Puttanesca

Always one of my favorite classic dishes to get an easy upscale update with the addition of crab. Since it is the height of tomato season, I switch from the traditional tomato sauce to a much lighter “Summer” version featuring fresh, roasted baby tomatoes.

Crab and Potato Hash with Sunnyside Quail Eggs

What could be better than a relaxing Sunday brunch? Well, we take it to the next level by adding some of our delicious crab meat to a potato hash, topping with sunnyside quail eggs and drizzled with a tart and floral Meyer lemon hollandaise sauce. The only thing you are missing is a perfectly spicy Bloody Mary.

Sweet Pea & Crab Risotto

Taking my basic risotto recipe and finishing it with a smooth vibrant green puree of sweet peas, fresh crab meat and roasted tomatoes creates a delicious and visually stunning first course, entrée or even elegant side dish.