Endive With Dungeness Crab And Citrus Salad

This is another wonderful Hors d’Oeuvre to serve when having a dinner party or just a simple wine and cheese evening with family and friends.


  • 6 large Belgian endive, make sure they have firm fat heads with yellow tips that are at least 6 inches long.
  • 1/2 fennel bulb, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1/2 lb. fresh Dungeness crabmeat
  • 1 finely minced shallot
  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lime zest
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of lemon pepper
  • 1/2 cup orange segmented, skinned and cut into 1/2 inch pieces


Trim the ends off the endive and separate into spears. Keep 24-30 of the largest ones and place in a ice water bath. Chill no less than 15 minutes, then drain and pat dry with paper towels. Refrigerate.

In a bowl mix together the fennel, crabmeat, shallot, mayonnaise, sour cream, lime and orange juice and zest. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.

Spoon a generous amount of the crabmeat salad onto the wide bottom of each spear. Garnish with a few segments of the orange. Serve immediately.

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