‘This is a really simple recipe which showcases West Country ingredients. It’ll impress at dinner parties!’ says Craig Sampson of The HH Restaurant in Exeter.
1. Start by making the vinaigrette. Mix all the ingredients in a small bottle and shake well, then put to one side.
2. Mix the crab with the mayonnaise, crème fraîche and herbs then season with cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste.
3. Spoon the crab into the middle of the plate then place the salad leaves around. Emulsify the vinaigrette and dress the salad leaves.
4. You can make the crab mix hours in advance then store in the fridge to keep cool, giving you more time to enjoy a glass of wine or two.
The HH Restaurant Exeter Road, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon EX5 3ET.
Tel. 01392 461472.