Lump Crab Salsa
- ACTIVE: 20 MIN
- TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 40 MIN
- SERVINGS: 10
Most crab dips are full of mayonnaise, but Michael Symon's lighter version is more like a salsa since it's prepared without mayo and laced with flecks of shallot, cilantro, jalapeño and red bell pepper. "Although I love mayo," he says, "I'm not a fan of it with crab, since it tends to muddle the flavor. If I'm spending big bucks on crab, I want it to be the star."
- 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 2 medium shallots, very finely chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
- 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
- Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime
- 1 garlic clove, very finely chopped
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 pounds lump crabmeat, picked over
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 cup salted roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
- Thick-cut potato chips, for serving
- In a large bowl, combine the cilantro, shallots, bell pepper, jalapeño, lime zest, lime juice, garlic and olive oil. Fold in the crab and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Let the salsa come to room temperature, then fold in the almonds. Serve with potato chips.
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