Lemon Grass-Crab-Fennel Salad

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1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

2 stalks lemon grass, white part only, finely minced

3 scallions, sliced 1/16-inch thick, green/white separated

Salt and white pepper to taste

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 tablespoon coarsely ground coriander, toasted

1/2 pound fresh crab leg meat, picked through

1 large head fennel, cored and shaved paper thin


  1. In a small saute pan on medium heat, add 1 tablespoon oil and saute lemongrass and scallion whites until soft, about 4 minutes. Season and set aside. In a bowl, whisk together juice, coriander, scallion greens and remaining oil. Add lemongrass and check for seasoning. In another bowl, mix crab and fennel. Add 2/3 of the vinaigrette and toss to coat. Check for seasoning.