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    (by the sheet)
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and more.....


  • A simple, tasty cold appetizer that will impress any time of year, especially festive for the holidays or at a summer picnic.
  • I like fresh king crab the best for this recipe and it is available during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays!
  • Any good fresh or canned crab will work during the rest of the year.
  • Make this a day ahead and store it in the refrigerator.

  • 8 ounces fresh king crab meat
  • 4 ounces creme fraiche
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons white horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chives, snipped
  • 1 ounce red tobiko (flying fish roe)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 heads endive

  • Save a couple of tablespoons of crabmeat for garnish.
  • Add first six ingredients to food processor thru salt. Process until smooth. Put in bowl, add chives and tobiko then gently fold in whipped cream.
  • Put in pastry bag and pipe onto endive leaves, use best looking leaves. Garnish with remaining crab.
  • Makes about 18 pieces depending on size of endive leaves. Enjoy!


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