Saturday, 7 February 2015

Asian "Crab" Salad

This was inspired by a Nigella Lawson recipe. Heart of Palm is a great crab substitute in any crab recipe but it does come from palm trees you must make sure it was sourced sustainability. Hawaii is a great source of sustainable sourced palm.

Asian "Crab" Salad


2 tablespoons mirin
½ teaspoon wasabi paste
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 drop sesame oil
½ teaspoon Maldon salt (or 1/4 teaspoon table salt)
1 long fresh red chilli pepper (deseeded and finely chopped) - optional
1 Tbls red currant or cranberry jelly
200 grams heart of palm (get sustainable), drained
1 teaspoon lime juice
150 grams rocket (or whatever lettuce you prefer)
1/2 ripe avocado, sliced


Shred the heart of palm with your fingers or pulse in a food processor.
Whisk together the mirin, wasabi paste, red currant jelly, rice vinegar, sesame oil and salt in a small bowl.
In a medium bowl mix the heart of palm and 1 Tbls of the dressing, and fork through to mix thoroughly.
In a medium bowl, add the lime juice and then the salad leaves and toss well to mix, before arranging on plates.
Add crab on top and drizzle remaining dressing over the top.
Top with sliced avocado.

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