Crab Cocktail Martini

This is a fun one for a dinner party. The crab can be a little pricey so you can substitute any kind of cooked fish you want.

Ingredients:

  • 1# Jumbo lump crab meat
  • 1 English cucumber peeled and shredded
  • 2 oz Diced red onion
  • 2.5 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 Cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped green onions
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/2 Bunch of chopped cilantro
  • Kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 1 head bibb lettuce shredded (use whatever lettuce you like, iceberg  seems a bit watery to me) depending on the size of the lettuce head you may have some  leftover.
  • 4 martini glasses ( if you dont have any use a large red wine glass or similar)

Preparation:

  1. Clean the crab meat to get out any left over shell fragments. Taking care not to shred the meat itself.
  2. In a large bowl add green onion, red onion, garlic, mayonnaise, mustard, chopped cilantro, lime juice and  season with salt and pepper.
  3. In the bottom of the glass add 1/2 Tablespoon of the mayonnaise mixture, a pinch of the shredded cucumber then the mayonnaise again.
  4. Layer with the shredded lettuce. repeat the process until all four of the glasses are full just below the top rim. You should have a layered effect that you can see through the glass.
  5. Finish by dividing the crab meat into all four glasses, and a dollop of the mayonnaise. You can garnish the cocktail with diced  avocado, olives, diced red pepper, or lime slices.
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