Dungeness Crab Lettuce Wraps

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Take your taste buds on a cross-country tour of Canada with different signature recipes from the ten provinces and three territories. The first stop on our Canadian Food Tour is beautiful British Columbia.

Bring the taste of British Columbia to your dinner table with this fresh seafood recipe for Dungeness crab lettuce wraps. Easy to make, these wraps are packed with real crab meat (or you can use fake), avocados and dressed in a most delicious dressing. Serve these lettuce cups as an appetizer or main meal.



Juice and zest of 1 lemon, divided
2 tablespoons miso paste
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup olive oil
1 ripe avocado
Sea Salt
Black pepper
3/4 cup fresh cooked Dungeness crab
2 radishes, thinly shaved
1 head of Bibb or Boston lettuce


  1. Set aside 1 tsp of lemon juice for the avocado.
  2. Mix remaining lemon juice with lemon zest, miso paste, mustard, honey, and canola oil in a blender to make the dressing.
  3. Mash avocado with a fork. Season with 1 tsp (5mL) lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  4. Mix about 1/4 cup (60mL) dressing into the crab meat and taste, adjusting as needed.
  5. Clean the lettuce and fill with crabmeat mixture.
  6. Top with the avocado and thinly shaved radishes.
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