I'm remaining steadfast on the refrigerator and pantry clean out. Saturday turned out to be a bit of a day for backsliding. The Baker called from Costco to say they had King Crab legs. I said "bring some home". He did. The sun was shining even though the temperature hovered at 24 degrees. I put a checkered cloth on the table, turned the thermostat a little higher and made us a Crab Louis salad. Sometimes one just has to pretend. And, to think, winter is still another month away!!
Crab Louis has been a favorite of ours for a very long while. It seems to have started on the west coast in the early 1900s. Some say it was named for King Louis (one of them). Probably true since it is a regal dish. Give it a try or save the recipe for summer or do both.
1 cup mayonnaise
3 Tbsp ketchup
1 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
juice of half a lemon
dash of hot sauce
Shell about a pound of King Crab legs. Tear into bite sized pieces and add the dressing to taste. Serve over a bed of mixed greens. Accompany with toasts.