Fresh Crab Salad in Vinaigrette

This is a very good recipe for using those small, ready-dressed crabs that are sold in the half-shell.

The tartness of capers, gherkins and lime cut through the richness of the crab perfectly.

The Delia Online Cookery School: Serve the salad with homemade wholemeal bread which you can watch being made in our video.  Just click the image to play.

A picture of Delia's Summer Collection

This recipe is from Delia's Summer Collection. Serves 2

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It couldn't be simpler: all you do is combine all the ingredients in a bowl, then divide the mixture into two.

Take each quantity, pile it on a plate and use your hands to form it into a round, flattened shape about ½ inch (1 cm) high. Garnish with some crisp salad leaves or watercress all round and serve with some buttered brown bread. My Quick and Easy Wholemeal Loaf goes particularly well with this. See recipe below, or you can watch how to make it by clicking on our Cookery School Video, just click on the recipe image above.

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