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The Christmas Crab Project 2013



The Friday before Christmas a "secret Santa" dropped off an enormous crab and loaves of sourdough bread. As you can see from the photos the thing barely fit in our side by side refrigerator. I pondered what to do with this much crab. No one else is around to share and I was determined not to let one bit of this gorgeous beast go to waste. 

First Steve and I weighed it. It came in at a whopping seven pounds. The first order of business was to have a simple, but wonderful Friday night crab feast. The Christmas crab feast has been a tradition in my family as long as I can remember. With a nod to my late father, we made a version of his family famous cocktail sauce, using our homemade horseradish; made a nice salad, warmed some bread and cracked open a bottle of crisp California Sauvignon Blanc.

It was a feast! 

I made a long list of all the crab menu items I could think of & decided to make Crab Souffle Roulade for breakfast the next day. Recipe and photos to follow.

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