Thursday, August 15, 2013

Crab, Avocado and Mango Chopped Salad

Audrey made this recipe last night but without the popovers and lettuce.  Added some cucumbers for crunch.  Substitued greek yougurt for creme fraiche and served it on lettuce leaves.  Should have taken a picture because it looked so pretty.  Don't know what's wrong with me forgetting to do that but I have this that I borrowed and cropped from Food Network so I can remember the basics.
I also made the pasta salad that we had at the Red Wine Tasting Party on Saturday.  Even though the person who made it said he put in about 15 cloves of garlic maybe he was exaggerating because I used about 6 and thought it was way too garlicky and I love garlic!  I only have the ingredients for that and they're at the bottom of page.
Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis and Audrey

1 medium orange, zested
1 lime, zested
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon creme fraiche
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup safflower oil
1 pound fresh lump crabmeat, patted dry, cubed if large
1 cup chopped radicchio or 1 cup chopped red Belgian endive
4 green onions, chopped
1 large avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, diced
One 1-pound mango, peeled, seeded, diced

In a large bowl, combine the orange and lime zest, orange and lime juices, creme fraiche, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in the oil. Add the crabmeat, radicchio, onions, avocado and mango. Toss until combined.

When the popovers are baked through, remove the popovers from the oven. Twist each out of its dish and cool on a wire rack.

Place the popovers on a platter. Using a serrated knife, remove the tops of the popovers. Using a large spoon, fill each popover with the salad, mounding in the center. Serve immediately.

Pasta Salad with Dried Apricots
pasta of your choice
olive oil
dried apricots minced
finely minced garlic to taste
maple syrup to taste
fresh rosemary and parsley

Cook pasta, add olive oil to moisten.  Mince garlic and add to taste.
I added some basil too and probably whatever you want goes.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

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