Friday, September 28, 2007

Coconut Crab Salad

So, I've mentioned before that I love sandwiches. Recently I read that John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, is most noted as being the inventor of the sandwich. Actually, sandwiches were on the scene way before he was around....scandalous! What really happened is that Lord Sandwich was fond of sandwiches because it allowed him to continue playing cards, particularly cribbage, while eating without getting his cards greasy from eating meat with his bare hands. Well, Joe and I love playing cribbage (it's a must if you are a Kendrick) and this new fact is just another testament that Lisa + Sandwiches = Match Made In Food Heaven.

There's a local sandwich shop that makes a delicious Coconut Crab Salad. I eat either this or their AMAZING Tuna on Hazelnut sandwich at least once a week. I ran across the recipe for the Coconut Crab Salad on the local news station's website.

  • 1 lb. crab
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced green onion
  • 1 cup red grapes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut (I like to add more than this...I won't reveal how much more!!)
  • 3/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 3 tbsp unsalted dry roasted peanuts

Cut the crab in small pieces and squeeze out all water. Add celery, onion, grapes, and coconut. Mix the mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, soy sauce, and pinch of pepper in separate bowl. Combine with crab mixture; refrigerate for at least 6 hours so that flavors can blend.

Just before serving, add dry roasted peanuts and mix again. Served on mixed greens, in cantaloupe bowls, or on avocado half's that have been sprinkled with celery salt. To make it a sandwich....serve it on a croissant or your favorite soft bread.


The Beardall's said...

Thanks for the heads up. The closer it gets to Scotts rifle hunt the more right you are becoming. It's nice to get advice from a fellow hunting widow. I guess you could look on the bright side, i'll be able to cook up some intresting platters filled with wild game. I'll be coming to you for some recipes...that is if Scott can kill anything this year.

kristen & brandon said...

So the peach cobbler recipe you gave me was a yummy success, so now I have plums..any suggestions?

Lisa Kendrick said...


Let me know if you need any game recipes! I have some good ones for elk and pheasant, but not for deer. I had to put my foot down and refuse to eat venison. Remind me sometime to tell you about the time I had to go and pick up the meat from the processor when Joe killed his first buck a few years ago.


Unfortunately, I don't have any plum recipes. Joe and I just eat them raw. But, I ran across a Plum Vanilla Jam recipe by the one and only Martha Stewart that I've really wanted to try. So if I have had a lot of plums on me, this is what I'd do. =)

Cookin Meg said...

Oh yum! This is gonna get made as soon as I can get my hands on some crab!

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