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Culinary Capers Dungeness crab with passion fruit, watermelon, pea shoots and romaine

Here is a cool and refreshing summer recipe that can be made as an hors d’oeuvre or appetizer.  The Dungeness crab with passion fruit white soy vinaigrette with fresh watermelon, pea shoots and romaine makes the ideal west coast starter!

Modern Tapas | Dungeness Crab with Watermelon and Passion Fruit
Serves 4 – hors d’oeuvre portion (as pictured)

4 oz  fresh Dungeness crab, cooked and shells removed
1 tsp  chopped chives
½ tsp  Korean chili flakes
2 Tbsp  passion fruit white soy vinaigrette (see below for recipe)
1 oz  romaine lettuce, chopped roughly 1/3 inch
4 oz  watermelon, cubed 1/3 inch
4 Tbsp  sour cream
3 Tbsp  passion fruit purée
1.5 tsp  white soy sauce
1.5 tsp  honey
pea shoots for garnish

Combine cleaned crab with chopped chives and Korean chili flakes.
Toss romaine lettuce with dressing.
Mix sour cream, passion fruit purée, white soy and honey.
Put 2 Tbsp of sour cream mixture in the bottom of a small glass.
Layer romaine and then cubed watermelon.
Finish with crab and garnish* with a pea shoot.

*Additional optional garnish:  you can also purchase specialty flat croccantini crackers.

Passion Fruit White Soy Vinaigrette
Yields 1 cup

1/3 cup  passion fruit purée
1/2 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp  lime juice
1 tsp  granulated sugar
1 Tbsp  jalapeño, minced
fine sea salt to taste

Whisk all ingredients together.
Store vinaigrette in your refrigerator.

Read more about our Modern Tapas hors d’oeuvre.

ornamentRecipe: Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events
Photo:  imps.ca


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