Thai Crab Salad with Coconut Dressing
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Prep: 25 mins
Cook: nil
Aweigh anchor for Cornwalls’ Sea Food and Eat It white crab meat tied up with vegetable ribbons. Or is that Thaied up?
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293 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 red pepper
  • A handful of coriander, leaves only
  • 1 red chilli
  • A 100g pot of white crab meat
  • 1 lime
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp brown rice wine vinegar
From your kitchen
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • A couple of bowls
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Trim and peel the carrots, then use the peeler to peel long, thin strips off the carrots. Halve the cucumber and use the peeler to peel long, thin strips off that, too. Discard the seeded core when you get down to it.

  • 2.

    Pop the veg in a bowl. Slice the skin off the grapefruit, then slice it into segments. Peel off as much of the thin, papery membrane as you can. Pop the grapefruit flesh in the bowl with the veg.

  • 3.

    Trim the spring onions. Slice them thinly on the diagonal. Halve the pepper. Slice out the seeds and white bits. Slice the pepper into very thin sticks. Add them to the bowl.

  • 4.

    Pick the leaves off the coriander sprigs. Finely slice the chilli - flick out the seeds and white bits for less heat. Finely grate the zest from the lime. Add them all to the bowl, saving a few coriander leaves and chilli slices for garnishing.

  • 5.

    Juice the lime into a bowl. Add 1 tbsp of the vinegar and 100ml of the coconut milk. Season with a little salt and pepper. Whisk together to make a smooth dressing. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

  • 6.

    Add the dressing to the salad. Toss to mix, then divide between two plates or bowls.

  • 7.

    Top the salad with the crab meat. Scatter over the reserved coriander and chilli to serve.

  • Tip

    Shake it off
    Give your tin of coconut milk a good shake before you open it just in case the cream and water have separated in the tin. Leftover coconut milk will keep in the fridge in a tub for a few days, or freeze it for up to three months.