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May042010

The World's Deadliest Sandwich

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One of the best parts of living on the West coast is the access to great seafood. Today, I came across King crab legs and thought of my brother in law. These are the legs from those giant crabs that the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch is all about. My brother in law is a Bering Sea fisherman and he catches crabs all the time (um, insert what you want here).

So I dedicate this sandwich to Kyle and all of the other brave fishermen who spend their working lives dredging these tasty crustaceans from the sea floor and delivering them to our markets so we can smack our lips on their sweet and delicate meat and say things like, “this crab meat is so sweet and delicate”.

I’m sure after months out at sea catching hundreds of pounds of crab, this crab and shrimp salad with meyer lemon and tarragon dressing would hit the spot. Dig in fellas!

Note: please note the use of tiger shrimp. They are far superior to other shrimp, in my opinion. 

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  • 1 lb Alaskan king crab meat (claws and legs), steamed, shelled and shredded
  • ½ lb tiger shrimp, peeled, deveined, steamed and chopped
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise (more if you prefer a thicker dressing)
  • 1 meyer lemon, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon minced tarragon
  • ½ teaspoon minced chives
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 stalk celery, peeled and diced (optional)
  • 1 sourdough boule

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  1. Mix the mayo, lemon juice, celery, herbs and salt and pepper together and taste for seasoning. Add more lemon or mayonnaise as needed to taste. Fold in the crab and shrimp and place in fridge for up to 1 hour.
  2. Cut the sourdough boule into ¼ inch slices and lightly toast. Butter each side of the bread and serve with the chilled crab slash shrimp salad.

Suggested pairing:  An episode of the Deadliest Catch and a large pitcher of peachy slash lemon ice tea. 

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Wow! Looks delicious! Makes me remember summers in Seattle with my aunt and uncle! Fresh crab! Fresh salmon! :)

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKay

Whilst looking around for a king crab sandwich recipe, one click and then WOW! King crab, tiger shrimp, and Deadliest Catch all on the same page...AND pictures to boot! That's good enough for me to warrant a posting.

My first experience with king crab was from out of the back of a refr-unit in the middle of the Arizona desert 30 years ago. I had twenty dollars to add to my name. Needless to say, best 20 bucks I've spent as I've been hooked ever since. Knowing that your brother-in-law, as well as all of the other brave fishermen, risk their lives delivering such great tasting food to the world, gives real meaning to the word seafood. I am humbled and respectful when indulging in such a rare delight. I must try your recipe. Keep up the good works - James

July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Well, I finally tried your recipe and FANTASTIC! What a wonderful combination of fresh seafood goodness and it's easy to prepare (minus the king crab part which is always a bit tedious). I must admit to slightly altering your recipe - i.e., scallions vs chives - but the rest was true to form. Great sandwich! - James

July 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames

@James - Thanks James. I'm glad you enjoyed the sandwich. But really, it's the quality of the seafood that made the sandwich, not the recipe. Thanks for stopping by.

August 4, 2010 | Registered Commentermykitchenmoovement

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