Crab Cocktail Americana

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 teaspoons ground mustard

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

1 pound jumbo crabmeat, picked through to remove any bits of shell and cartilage

2 medium Roma tomatoes, cored, seeded and chopped (about 2/3 cup)

1 firm, ripe avocado, diced

Kosher salt

4 to 6 small Boston lettuce leaves

Lemon wedges, for garnish


  1. 1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Set aside half of the mustard sauce in a small bowl for topping the cocktail.
  2. 2. Gently toss the crab, 1/2 cup of the tomatoes and the avocado with the remaining sauce. Season with salt.
  3. 3. Arrange the lettuce leaves in 4 to 6 martini glasses. Spoon the crab salad on top. Garnish with a dollop of the reserved sauce, the remaining tomatoes and lemon wedges.