This is an easy, but fancy thing that I make for quiet nights at home. Usually with a nice glass of bubbly or as an appetizer before a steak dinner. The lump crab is a little pricey, so we reserve this one for special occasions. This recipe is quick and easy to put together, but it goes a long way. If its more than a party of 2, you can add lettuce to the bottom on the glasses to make the crab go further or these would be gorgeous in martini glasses.
- I lb can of LUMP crab meat (make sure it says "lump")
- lemon wedges
Empty to crab into a bowl and gently, toss with your hands to be sure that there are no shells. Be careful not to break up the lumps. Lightly sprinkle with juice of 1/2 a lemon.
For the quick cocktail sauce:
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2-3 splashes of hot sauce (how hot to do you like it?)
- 2 tbsp. horseradish
- 2-3 splashes of Worchestershire sauce
- zest of the lemon, juice of the lemon
Whisk all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
In a glass, add lettuce leaves (optional), spoon in cocktail sauce, top with some of the crab. Add a lemon wedge for garnish.
xo & a pinch,