Crab Maison

  • Serves

    serves 4


A popular appetizer at Galatoire's restaurant in New Orleans, this light and satisfying salad is a great lunch on Mardi Gras with crusty French bread.


  • 12 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. high quality olive oil
  • 2 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Creole or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. small capers, rinsed, drained, and finely chopped
  • 12 tsp. finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 12 tsp. kosher salt
  • 18 tsp. freshly ground white pepper
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. jumbo lump crab meat
  • 12 large leaves butter lettuce
  • 4 slices tomato, halved


Step 1

Whisk together mayonnaise, oil, vinegar, mustard, capers, parsley, salt, pepper, and scallions; add crabmeat and fold gently to combine. Place 3 leaves lettuce each on 4 salad plates. Divide crab mixture evenly among plates and garnish with two half slices tomato.

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