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Food

August 16, 2012

Recipe of the Week: 08/16/2012

Seamus Mullen's masterful command of bold flavors shines in this simple summer salad of corn and jumbo lump crabmeat from his new cookbook, "Hero Food." The fresh flavors of both ingredients are set off by the addition of briny pickled shallots and creamy avocado.

Corn and Crab Salad

(Start to finish: 20 minutes; Servings: 4)

4 ears white sweet corn, husks removed

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 T. Champagne vinegar

1 clove garlic, grated

5 T. olive oil

½ lb. jumbo lump crabmeat (pick through to remove bits of shell)

Handful cherry tomatoes, halved

1 English cucumber, skin on, halved lengthwise and sliced into half-moons

¼ c. pickled shallots

1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced

Salt

Ground black pepper

Aleppo pepper

Handful fresh basil leaves, torn into large pieces

Leaves from 1 branch fresh tarragon, torn

Bring a large pot of salt water to a boil. Add the corn and blanch for 2 minutes. Remove the corn from the water and set aside until cool enough to handle.

Once the corn can be handled, cut the kernels off the cobs. To do this, stand each ear on its wide end and saw down the length of the cob with a serrated knife. Turn and repeat until all of the kernels are removed. Set aside.

In a large serving bowl, combine the lemon zest and juice, the vinegar and garlic. Mix well, then whisk in the olive oil. Fold in the corn kernels, crabmeat, tomatoes, cucumber, pickled shallots and avocado, being careful as you mix so as not to mash the ingredients.

Season with salt, black pepper and Aleppo pepper, then garnish with fresh basil and tarragon.

Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 410 calories; 250 calories from fat (61 percent of total calories); 28 g fat (3.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 50 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrate; 18 g protein; 6 g fiber; 440 mg sodium.

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