Recipe Origin Global
Rating
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Servings 6
Preparation 30 min 00:30
Cook 4 hours 04:00
Ready in 4 hours 30 min 04:30
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Chill
Ingredients Crab
Equipment No Cook
Recipe Type Appetizer
Cooked With VIP Outdoors
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Dungeness Crab Cocktail

After a hot day crabbing, this refreshing Dungeness Crab Cocktail is a quick and easy appetizer or light dinner.

A range of fresh ingredients such as cucumber, tomato, and cilantro are combined in a home-seasoned spicy tomato juice before adding the star ingredient, the crab.

There are a few spicy ingredients including fresh jalapeno, hot sauce, and horseradish. If heat isn’t your thing then these can all have their amounts reduced to create a milder version, but don’t worry there are still plenty if ingredients to give it a rich flavor. 

Ingredients

1/4 medium yellow onion

3 garlic cloves

1 jalapeno

handful fresh cilantro

3 cups cherry tomatoes, cut into halves

1 English cucumber

1 lime

salt and pepper, to taste

spicy tomato juice or Clamato

2 tablespoons Tajin

2 tablespoons ketchup

Valentina hot sauce, to taste

1 tablespoon horseradish

as much Dungeness crab as you caught (2 pounds | 1kg), cooked and cooled

Equipment

6 serving glasses

Recipe Directions

  1. Finely dice the onion, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber, then place in a stainless bowl. 

    Tip: If you like the flavor of jalapeño but not the heat remove the seeds and ribs (white stuff inside).

  2. Squeeze into the diced items ½ of the lime then season with salt and pepper.

    Tip: The lime breaks the onion down so it is not so sharp. 

  3. Submerge ingredients in the tomato juice. Mix in Tajin, ketchup, hot sauce, and horseradish. Taste for heat. Adjust to your liking.

  4. Fold in Dungeness crab then chill at least 4 hours. 

    Tip: If using a cooler, placing the mixture in a plastic bag would make it more practical to store.

  5. Serve chilled in a glass or bowl.

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Recipe Origin Global
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 6
Preparation 30 min 00:30
Cook 4 hours 04:00
Ready in 4 hours 30 min 04:30
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Chill
Ingredients Crab
Equipment No Cook
Recipe Type Appetizer
Cooked With VIP Outdoors
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