Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)

If you worry that the asparagus may fall through the grill grate, line up a row of spears and run two skewers through them (one toward the top of the spears, and one toward the bottom), creating a "raft" that will hold them together.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.

Step 2

Place corn on grill rack; grill 20 minutes or until here-and-there charred, turning occasionally. Place in a large bowl; cover with foil. Leave in a warm location 10 minutes.

Step 3

Place asparagus on grill rack, and grill 3 minutes or until crisp-tender, carefully turning occasionally.

Step 4

Cut corn kernels off cobs, encouraging clusters to stay intact, if possible. Cut grilled asparagus into 3/4-inch pieces.

Step 5

Combine onion, jalapeño, chives, cream, tarragon, vinegar, black pepper, salt, and garlic in a large bowl. Add asparagus and corn; toss gently to coat. Gently fold in crabmeat. Serve warm.

Step 6

VARIATION Grilled Corn, Chicken, and Bell Pepper Salad: Sub 1 red and 1 yellow bell pepper, halved and seeded, for asparagus. Grill 4 minutes on each side; cut into 1-inch pieces. Sub 2 (1/2-inch) onion slices for diced onion. Grill 3 minutes on each side; chop. Sub oregano for tarragon. Sub 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar for white wine vinegar. Sub 6 ounces shredded skinless rotisserie chicken (dark and white meat) for crab. SERVES 4 (serving size: about 1 cup) CALORIES 233; FAT 8g (sat 8g); SODIUM 314mg

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Ratings & Reviews

coastalkatydid's Review

Kelldrose
August 07, 2014
This is a stellar recipe! The sweet corn and spicy jalapenos are a nice mix, the warm veggies and cold crab compliment each other and the dressing is not too much but enough to give everything a nice finish. Bonus? The hubs loved it too! Will definitely be making this again.

Hael802's Review

IoneTaylor
July 30, 2014
N/A

Nofusscook's Review

Hael802
July 28, 2014
Very good. This is a good summer recipe for company. I did the chopping early in the day which made it easy to put together just before serving. I did decrease the jalapeno to half and hardly noticed it. Next time I would add more.

Bicicletta's Review

coastalkatydid
July 27, 2014
N/A

aliinwa's Review

Bicicletta
July 26, 2014
This was wonderful! Only change I made was using a little less jalapeno. Can't wait to try the chicken version next.

IoneTaylor's Review

Nofusscook
July 25, 2014
I made this substituting sweet Italian sausage for the crab and green beans for the asparagus. It was good, it was something different, but it wasn't amazing. I think next time I'll make the chicken version.

dawnbourget's Review

GeeLisa
July 21, 2014
this was AMAZING!!! I used less jalapeño and sautéed the crab in 2 tbls of butter. YUM! will definitely make again.

michellefries's Review

aliinwa
July 20, 2014
really great taste, used the crab and roasted TJ corn because we had it in the freezer, may add double the herb vinegar mixture next time this will double the jalapeno which i will like, will definitely try fresh grilled corn. great meal to throw together for guests.

eppercival's Review

eppercival
July 19, 2014
This was great! It was raining, so I cooked the corn and asparagus in my grill pan. Otherwise, I followed the directions and it turned out well.

BenditeOregon's Review

michellefries
July 19, 2014
N/A