Alaska Crab Claw Antipasto Salad

Category, DifficultyBeginner

Wild Alaska Snow Crab claws in a white balsamic vinaigrette, served antipasto-style with olives and marinated vegetables.

Alaska Crab Claw Antipasto
Yields1 Serving
Crab Claw Dressing
 6 cups white balsamic vinegar
 ½ cup dried oregano leaves
 6 Tbsp. sugar
 2 Tbsp. garlic, finely minced
 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
 1 Tbsp. cracked black pepper
 12 cups extra virgin olive oil
Salad
 6 lb. Alaska Snow Crab cocktail claws, thawed
 6 cups canned ripe olives, drained
 2 lb. tomatoes, chopped ½ inch
 1 lb. 8 oz. red bell peppers, seeded, cut ¼ by 1 inch
 1 lb. 8 oz. yellow bell peppers, seeded, cut ¼ by 1 inch
 3 cups celery, sliced
 3 cups fennel, sliced thin
 3 cups red onions, sliced thin
 4 cups basil leaves, chopped
 4 cups parsley, chopped
 1 cup tarragon, chopped
Crab Claw Dressing
1

To make Crab Claw Dressing, place all ingredients except oil in large blender; blend thoroughly. With motor running, slowly add oil to emulsify. Makes about 18 cups.

Salad
2

In large bowl, mix Crab Claw Dressing and remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate, marinating at least 30 minutes before serving.

Serve
3

Portion antipasto to order in individual containers.

      
Recipe and photo courtesy of The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
      

Ingredients

Crab Claw Dressing
 6 cups white balsamic vinegar
 ½ cup dried oregano leaves
 6 Tbsp. sugar
 2 Tbsp. garlic, finely minced
 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
 1 Tbsp. cracked black pepper
 12 cups extra virgin olive oil
Salad
 6 lb. Alaska Snow Crab cocktail claws, thawed
 6 cups canned ripe olives, drained
 2 lb. tomatoes, chopped ½ inch
 1 lb. 8 oz. red bell peppers, seeded, cut ¼ by 1 inch
 1 lb. 8 oz. yellow bell peppers, seeded, cut ¼ by 1 inch
 3 cups celery, sliced
 3 cups fennel, sliced thin
 3 cups red onions, sliced thin
 4 cups basil leaves, chopped
 4 cups parsley, chopped
 1 cup tarragon, chopped

Directions

Crab Claw Dressing
1

To make Crab Claw Dressing, place all ingredients except oil in large blender; blend thoroughly. With motor running, slowly add oil to emulsify. Makes about 18 cups.

Salad
2

In large bowl, mix Crab Claw Dressing and remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate, marinating at least 30 minutes before serving.

Serve
3

Portion antipasto to order in individual containers.

Alaska Crab Claw Antipasto Salad

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