Merry Edwards Wines

Snow Crab Parfaits — Listed Below these fields

Snow Crab Parfaits

Pairs Well With


½ cup finely chopped celery

½ cup finely chopped Japanese cucumber

¼  cup minced fresh chives

½ pound (about 1 cup) snow crab meat ― you may substitute king crab

Wasabi Dressing (recipe below)

½ cup salmon caviar

Garnish: paper-thin slices of cucumber & fresh chive spears

4 tall, stemmed glasses, about 8 oz capacity


In a bowl, mix prepared celery, cucumber and chives. Spoon 2 tablespoons crab into each glass. Divide half of the celery mixture, half of the wasabi dressing and half of the caviar among the glasses. Repeat, ending with caviar on top. Garnish with slices of cucumber and fresh chive spears. Serves four as a first course.

Wasabi Dressing


¼ cup mayonnaise (low fat)

¼ sour cream (low fat)

½ teaspoon grated Meyer lemon peel along with 1 teaspoon of the juice

About 2 teaspoons prepared wasabi


In a bowl combine mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon and lemon juice. Add prepared wasabi to taste (you can use fresh grated if available).

Some good customers who live in Alaska sent Ken and Merry a shipment of giant snow crab legs. She came up with a recipe for Snow Crab Parfaits, using this gift along with cucumbers from their home garden. The creamy wasabi dressing shows off Sauvignon Blanc's versatility in pairing with spicy dishes.