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Appetizers, Fish and Shellfish

Crab Meat in Daikon Wrap

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Total time: 45 minutes | Makes 15 pieces
  • 1/2 pound fresh crab meat
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chives, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 pound daikon, about 2 to 2 1/2 inches in diameter
  • Blanched chives or green onion tops, for tying

Step 1Combine the crab meat, mayonnaise, minced chives, salt and pepper in a bowl.

Step 2With a mandoline or slicer, cut the daikon into thin circles. Place 1 teaspoon of the crab mixture onto each daikon circle. Fold in half. Loop one chive or green onion top around the folded daikon and tie into a knot.

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