Samphire & crab salad
Enjoy this salad as a generous dinner for two, or as a light lunch or supper for four. Samphire sings when paired with crab and this zesty dressing
- Serves: 2 persons
- 2slices of sourdough bread
- 5 ½tbsp rapeseed oil
- 180g samphire
- 1lemon, juiced
- 1tbsp crème fraîche
- 1crab, brown and white meat separated (about 60g of each)
- 1tbsp chopped dill (optional)
- 100g watercress
Step 1Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Tear the bread into rough chunks and put in a bowl with ½ tbsp rapeseed oil and a little seasoning. Toss well, then tip onto a baking tray. Bake for 8-10 mins until golden. Set aside.
Step 2Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the samphire for 3 mins before draining and plunging into ice-cold water. Leave to cool for a few minutes before draining.
Step 3To make the dressing, combine the lemon juice, crème fraîche, remaining 1 tbsp rapeseed oil, the brown crabmeat and dill, if using, in a small bowl. Season, mix to evenly combine and set aside.
Step 4Mix the watercress and drained samphire together in a large bowl, drizzle over the dressing and toss well to coat. Serve on a platter or divide between plates, then top with the white crabmeat and croutons.