​Les Kincaid's



Enjoy This Recipe Courtesy of Chef Les Kincaid 

Crab Cocktail with Chipotle

Chipotle Sauce:
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
3/4 cup chile sauce
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon chile powder
1 small chipotle chile
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
2 cups crabmeat, such as Dungeness
Minced zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 green onions, minced 

To prepare the sauce, place the garlic, shallot, and chile sauce in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade and purée well. Add the cumin, coriander, chile powder, chile, and basil and purée well. Season to taste with salt and black pepper, mix well, and set aside.
To prepare the cocktail, line 4 martini glasses with the thinly sliced cucumber. Put the crab, zest, juice, and green onions in a medium bowl and toss well. Divide the crab mixture among the 4 glasses and top with a dollop of cocktail sauce. Serve cold. 

Yield:  4 servings