Crab and Cabbage Salad (Goi Bap Cai Gà Cua)

See the RecipeAndré Baranowski

Dressed with fresh lime juice, fish sauce, garlic, and Thai chiles, this refreshingly tart salad makes the perfect accompaniment to Beer-Steamed Crabs. For the best results when preparing this dish, use jumbo lump crabmeat, which is prized for its large, sweet chunks, which are virtually free of pieces of shell and cartilage.