Crab Louie Salad In A Stemmed Glass
Dungeness Crab Louie Salad with Homemade Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

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Instead of preparing a Crab Louie salad on a plate, I layered it in a wine glass for a beautiful presentation.
See more of my gourmet Salad Recipe Ideas for unique and different ways to serve at a dinner party or anytime.

Crab Louie
recipe and photograph by Peggy Bucholz for www.finedinings.com - Dressing recipe compliments of my daughter Laurie Bucholz

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Prep Time: 25 min         Total Time: 25 min        Servings: 2

Thousand Island Dressing:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Chili Sauce
1/4 cup green pepper, chopped finely
2 tablespoons green onion, sliced
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
Salt and pepper, to taste

Instruction:

In a medium bowl combine the first 5 ingredients; fold in the whipped cream. Cover and chill for flavors to develop.

Crab Louie Salad:
2 fresh Dungeness crab (yields approximately 1/2 to 2/3 cup)
2 cups Romaine lettuce, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1/2 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced finely
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded, diced finely
1/4 cup green onion, sliced
3 tablespoons celery, diced finely
2 tablespoons black olives, sliced
dust with paprika
Fresh chives for garnish

Instruction:

Using stemmed glasses or dinner plates for serving, layer lettuce, crab, cucumber, tomatoes, green onion, celery and olives. Top with dressing, dust with paprika, add chives and serve as a salad course for an elegant dinner party or serve in a large bowl for a luncheon with wedges of hard-boiled eggs, julienne green bell peppers and fresh French bread. Spoon dressing over the salad and serve.

This is an outstanding gourmet treat!

Wine recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay; Sauvignon Blanc

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