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Chilled Lettuce Cups and a Crab & Avocado Tower from the Boulders Resort Print E-mail
Written by Chef Gregory Wiener   

Here are two great salad recipes utilizing some of the ingredients grown in the Boulders organic garden.

Boulders  Crab and Avocado saladCrab & Avocado Tower

Serves 4

12 oz  crabmeat, picked over
4 slices smoked salmon
1 avocado, finely diced
1/2 cup sour cream, light
1 tbl chopped fresh chives
4 tsp caviar
Juice of one lemon
Salt and pepper

1 clove garlic, chopped            
1 shallot, chopped            
1 avocado                
1 serrano chile                
Handful spinach leaves            
2 tbl cilantro
2 mint leaves
1 cup chicken stock
juice of one lime
salt and pepper

Sauté garlic and shallots until softened. Place all ingredients in blender. Process until smooth. Season to taste & fill a squeeze bottle to plate.  

Combine crab, sour cream and chives. Season to taste. Place a 3 oz crab meat mixture in  the bottom of a ring mold. Top with a slice of smoked salmon and press down firmly. Top with the diced avocado that has been acidulated with the juice of one lemon. Garnish with caviar and cilantro leaves. Squeeze avocado sauce around plate.      

Chilled Lettuce Cups with Pink Grapefruit and Avocado Salsa

Ginger Ponzu
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon pink grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon minced ginger
Bring soy sauce and grapefruit juice to a boil.
Remove from heat and add ginger.
Place in refrigerator to cool.

Pink Grapefruit & Avocado Salsa
1/2 medium avocado (small dice)
1/2 small pink grapefruit segments (small dice)
1 tablespoon minced red onion
1 teaspoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
Toss ingredients in a glass bowl and place in refrigerator to chill, about 1/2 hour.

Lettuce Cups
3 butter lettuce Leafs (or any other type of lettuce, romaine or iceburg)
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup shredded jicama
4 oz cooked shrimp ( large dice )
Divide carrots and jicama among 3 lettuce leafs.
Add diced shrimp and top with salsa.
Serve with 2 tablespoons of ponzu.
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