Thursday, September 3, 2009

Spicy Crab Martini

West Indies Crab Salad with celery, infused with a spicy chili sauce, lemon and a citrus vodka, garnished with sliced and chopped avocado, for a great party appetizer for adults. Makes a great one-bite shooter too.

Spicy Crab Martini

These are amazingly fantastic as an appetizer for a dinner party and can also be done in small shot glasses as crab shooters, meant to be consumed in one bite. Super spicy, they actually do contain vodka, so make sure that all of your guests imbibe in alcoholic beverages first before serving them, or you can choose to go non-alcoholic. Add spears and chunks of avocado, toothpick speared olives, and insert a small cocktail spoon or fork before serving. Also excellent when made with boiled shrimp.

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Recipe: Spicy Crab Martini

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Inactive time: 8 hours | Yield: About 4 to 6 servings

  • 2 cups of West Indies Crab Salad (click link for recipe) or plain lump crab
  • 2 shots of citrus vodka
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 celery stalk (rib), chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of horseradish
  • 1 cup of chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning (like Slap Ya Mama)
  • Sliced avocado
  • Additional chopped avocado, for garnish
  • 8 manzanilla olives

Combine the crab salad with the vodka, lemon juice and lemon zest. Let sit for 15 minutes.

In a separate bowl, mix the chopped celery, hot sauce, horseradish, chili sauce and Cajun seasoning. Add the crab, mix. Place slices of avocado in a martini glass, add the crab mixture, sprinkle top with chopped avocado. Skewer the olives and add cocktail spoons or forks.

Cook's Note: Can also substitute boiled shrimp.


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