Aphrodisiac Meal For Two: Bloody Mary Crab
A simple take on the 70’s classic prawn cocktail but with a dash of vodka and a splash of chilli, this retro classic is transformed into a fire starter of a dish to awaken your naughty side. The more chilli the hotter it gets and why not have a cheeky shot of vodka on the side to really ramp it up!
Serves 2 for a killer starter;
100g of fresh crab meat 50/50 which is available from most supermarkets, always available from Waitrose. Don’t buy tinned!
1 tbsp of mayonnaise
1 tbsp of tomato ketchup
½ tsp of cracked black pepper
½ tsp of Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp of vodka
A few drops of tabasco (more or less depending how hot you like it)
A squeeze of fresh lemon juice
1 slice of sourdough bread, halved and toasted
½ a baby gem lettuce, finely shredded and dressed with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
5 chives, halved
- In a bowl mix together the mayonnaise, ketchup, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, vodka, tabasco and fresh lemon juice.
- Taste the sauce and if you think it needs it, add any extra of the ingredients.
- Add the sauce to the crab meat and put to one side.
- Split the lettuce between two plates, placing a small bundle in the centre of each plate.
- Place the toasted sourdough on the lettuce & spoon over the Bloody Mary crab mix so it tumbles off the bread.
- Top with the chives & drizzle some extra virgin olive oil around the plate.
Grape match: Albarino
Walk away from the Sauvignon Blanc and follow the wild, peachy scent of Albarino. Hailing from Galicia in the remote corners of north-west Spain, this zesty little number is the perfect match for our fishy friends. White wines from this region and grape variety have an amazing freshness and mouth-watering quality to them. A bit like summer having a party in your mouth.
Food: Head chef Freddie Southwell founded Wild Seasoning catering company 5 years ago. He has since catered for numerous weddings & pop-up dining experiences all over the country working with clients to create bespoke events they truly feel belong to them. Freddie is passionate, proud & honest in his craft which is greatly reflected in the food. He is married to wife Lizzie and lives in Kent.
Wine: Aimee Hartley is one of the young guns making shapes in the UK wine scene. The Guardian recently named her app, Plonk as one of their top ten wine apps. Plonk focuses on grape varieties, helping you to understand the flavours you like and suggesting similar things to try. Aimee also writes a blog called See.This.Here, which explores the relationship between food, wine and design.