Quick. How many dishes can you name that owe their fame to the moniker of the person credited with inventing the dish? Caesar Salad. Pavlova. Chicken Stroganoff. Oysters Rockafeller. Every one of these recipes was named for the person who either invented the dish, or revered it.
Today, we’re gonna make a Crab Louis. No. It was not named for a French King. But rather for a Spokane, Washington hotelier named Davenport, yes, Louis Davenport, who kept inventing dishes for the ubiquitous Dungeness crab that abounds on the pacific coast.
Like many of the other famous dishes named for a person, the Crab Louis is known for its sumptuous dressing made on a mayonnaise base. And like a lot of other famous dishes, it fits perfectly well into the Silver Cloud Diet.
Cause, like we keep telling you, on the Silver Cloud, you do not have to suffer. We’re gonna give you a series of these famous dishes which taste great and will help you stick to your diet with aplomb. Stay tuned for some of the other dishes mentioned above, as well as other recipes to make you glad you’re on your Silver Cloud.
Makes 4 servings
3 cups mesclun salad greens
1 pound fresh jumbo lump crab meat, picked over (Blue, Dungeness or Swimming)
4 medium tomatoes, quartered
4 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and quartered
1 cup mayonnaise
¼ cup heavy cream, whipped
2 tablespons minced scallions
2 tablespoons minced parsley
2 tablespoons minced tomato
2 tablespoons minced green bell pepper
2 teaspoons lemon juice + grated zest of half a lemon
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
Sea salt and coarse ground pepper to taste
On dinner plates, divide the salad greens, mound crab on top, then stir together dressing and spoon over the crab. Garnish each plate with tomatoes and eggs.