Crab Salad

This is a refreshing and healthy recipe for all to try.I have used nova oranges, which are small and sweet.Citrus fruits such as fresh oranges, lemons, grapefruits and limes are one of the best choices for a good source of Vitamin C. You can also use other type of fruits to your preference.Not only is it easy to prepare and delicious, it’s also nutritious, with all the fresh vegetables intact. The peanuts and sesame seeds adds a tangy and cruncy taste to the salad.Goes well as a started dish .

10 crab sticks
1 stalk lemon grass, roughly chopped
50g white cabbage,thinly sliced
50g purple cabbage,thinly sliced
50g cucumber,peeled, deseeded,and thinly sliced
30g carrot,peeled and thinly sliced
1 1/2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
2 sweet nova oranges(or any other oranges)
3 tbsp sweet and sour Thai chilli sauce
20g fresh ginger

2 tbsp crushed roasted peanuts
2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
3 tbsp lemon oil

Marinate crab sticks with Thai chilli sauce.In non stick pan, cook it until soft .Turn at all sides.The crab sticks are tender therefore it cooks fast about 2 mins.Keep aside.

Combine the vegetables in a bowl.Mix in ginger and lemon grass.Place a handful on serving plate. Add in oranges.Place a crab stick on the center.Sprinkle with some lemon oil all over the salad. Top with peanuts and sesame seeds.Serve with Thai chilli sauce at the side.

For the lemon oil:
3 medium sized lemons
200ml oil

Pare the zest of the lemons and make sure there is no bitter white pith left.Chop the zest as finely as you can.Place the zest in a pan,cover with oil and gently heat until small bubbles form.Remove from heat and let the flavours infuse.Once cooled, strain the oil.This lemon oil can be used for marinating chicken or other dishes.

Note: For a crunchier salad place cut greens in ice cold water before serving.