When we were in Austin I had the most amazing raw oysters with a spicy cold “broth” that I would love to recreate but I’m not sure how to be honest. So instead I would use it as inspiration for a crab salad.
We had a get together with friends that we usually do every autumn this weekend. It’s a potluck so we always eat well and there is always too much food! A good time to try out a new recipe. 🙂
I used the claw meat as it was a lot less expensive than the lump meat and it’s still tasty. In a small mixing bowl add a few spoonfuls of chilli garlic paste, a few squeezes of lime juice, a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper to taste.
Chill for a few hours in the fridge. Just before serving thinly slice a shallot and fry in vegetable oil until golden brown. I chose not to flour the shallots because several of us are doing gluten free or low gluten. After frying place them on a paper towel to blot the extra grease and season with salt and pepper.
The crab salad can top anything you like. I used lentil crackers with sea salt. Funny I really don’t like lentils but these crackers are delicious.
While not quite the raw oysters this was delicious and easy to make. Which is perfect when you are getting ready to host a party. 🙂