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'Wich of the Week: Dungeness Crab Roll

'Wich of the Week: Dungeness Crab Roll

Crab season is a big deal in San Francisco, and if you've ever tackled a whole crab to extract the sweet, succulent meat, then you understand what the fuss is about. Since we're right in the middle of Dungeness Crab Week, I'm celebrating with a New England-style crab roll filled to the brim with fresh Pacific crabmeat.You could put crabmeat on pretty much anything and I'd eat it (I'm still drooling over this salad). I devoured the sandwich version at a New England-style seafood joint in SF called Woodhouse Fish Company.

The rainy-day-appropriate restaurant uses the split-top rolls popular in New England then fills them with Dungeness crabmeat that's West Coast all the way. But these are easy to make at home: The key is finding the freshest, most delicious crabmeat possible. To get the recipe,

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New England Crab Rolls

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New England Crab Rolls

New England Crab Rolls

Ingredients

6 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 pound fresh crabmeat, picked over
3 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, room temperature
4 hot dog buns, sides split open
4 red leaf or Bibb lettuce leaves

Directions

  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon peel, and cayenne pepper in medium bowl. Mix in crabmeat and chopped green onions. Season crab salad to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Spread butter on insides of hot dog buns. Warm large skillet over medium heat 1 minute. Place buns, buttered side down, in preheated skillet and toast until golden, about 5 minutes.
  3. Place 2 toasted buns on each of 2 plates. Place 1 lettuce leaf inside each bun. Divide crab salad among buns and serve.

Makes 2 sandwiches.

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ferret ferret 6 years
:DROOL:
ferret ferret 6 years
:DROOL:
sandy82 sandy82 6 years
I love crab! this looks so yummy!
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
Pass. I hate anything out of the ocean minus tuna.
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
Pass. I hate anything out of the ocean minus tuna.
rericson rericson 6 years
Totally rocking this dish for dinner tonight. Might even warrant pulling out the mini deep fryer for some pub fries. Thanks for the wich!
Rouge-Noir Rouge-Noir 6 years
I wish I was in San Francisco!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 6 years
I'd do anything for one of those right now! It looks so good and I'm starving.
emalove emalove 6 years
Yummy! I love crab.
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Want! Need! :drool:
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Want! Need! :drool:
ImJessica ImJessica 6 years
That looks amazing. Yesterday it was gumbo, today this crab roll...now I'm dying for seafood.
shmoo15 shmoo15 6 years
I want to move into the Woodhouse Fish Company. That is some goooood stuff.
Peggasus Peggasus 6 years
This is so mean of you. I've never even seen fresh crabmeat here in our little town in Central Illinois. I made tuna salad today instead. Sob. Have one for me.
Peggasus Peggasus 6 years
This is so mean of you. I've never even seen fresh crabmeat here in our little town in Central Illinois. I made tuna salad today instead. Sob. Have one for me.
burningphoenix burningphoenix 6 years
Ooh...looks good. :)
burningphoenix burningphoenix 6 years
Ooh...looks good. :)
partysugar partysugar 6 years
Oh man now I'm dying for crab.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 6 years
Wow that sounds sooo tasty. Def will be saving this one for later.
esthersim esthersim 6 years
OMG~ that looks soooo good!! I'm definitely going to make that. yummm :D
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