Crab, Shrimp, and Mango Salad with Yuzu Vinaigrette

Styling: Karen Shinto

Time: 35 minutes. Yuzu's ultra-aromatic, floral flavor makes it a knockout with seafood and mango. A soy-ginger mayo and a sprinkle of minced kaffir lime leaves add more layers of complexity. At Marinus restaurant at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley, California, chef Cal Stamenov serves a deluxe all-crab first-course version of the recipe.

Yield: Serves 4 as an entrée
Total:
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Recipe Time

Total: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 446
  • Calories from fat: 19%
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 31g
  • Saturated fat: 4.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 21g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 558mg
  • Cholesterol: 178mg

Ingredients

  • Yuzu vinaigrette
  • Finely shredded zest from 2 yuzus or 1 Meyer lemon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh yuzu juice or 2 tsp. each fresh Meyer and Eureka (regular) lemon juices
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fruity extra-virgin olive oil
  • Soy-ginger mayo
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh yuzu juice or 2 tsp. each fresh Meyer and Eureka (regular) lemon juices
  • Salad
  • 2 firm-ripe mangoes
  • 1/2 pound shelled cooked crab* (or use all shrimp)
  • 1/2 pound peeled cooked tiny shrimp*
  • 5 ounces baby arugula (2 qts. lightly packed)
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves*, minced, or finely shredded zest from 2 limes

Preparation

  1. 1. Make vinaigrette: In a medium bowl, combine zest, juice, salt, and pepper. Gradually whisk in olive oil. Set aside.
  2. 2. Make mayo: In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients. Chill until used.
  3. 3. Cut cheeks from mangoes, peel fruit, and thinly slice crosswise. Cut remaining fruit from pits, peel, and thinly slice.
  4. 4. In a medium bowl, stir crab and shrimp with 2 tbsp. vinaigrette to blend.
  5. 5. In another bowl, gently mix mangoes and arugula with remaining vinaigrette. Spoon salad onto plates and top with crab mixture. Sprinkle with lime leaves. Serve mayo on the side to dot over salads.
  6. *Buy shelled crab from a good fish market, or shell your own meat from a 1 3/4-lb. cooked crab (less pricey). Look for sustainable, wild Oregon pink shrimp. Find kaffir lime leaves at Asian markets.
  7. Nutritional analysis is per serving with 1 tbsp. mayo.
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