Well, we’re back to the world of Dorie after an extended Spring Break hiatus. Is it wrong that I was secretly hoping to miss this recipe?! One day I’ll figure out how to properly read a schedule! Except for requiring a trip to the store, it doesn’t get much easier than this recipe. I substituted the cheaper (but still real) crab meat for the large chunk. I wasn’t in the mood to pay twice as much when I was already iffy on the whole proposition!
All in all, it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. I added the cilantro that Dorie suggested, and I’m glad I did. If it hadn’t been for the cilantro and Tabasco, I don’t know that this dish would have had any flavor. For some reason I expected the grapefruit to be a strong flavor, but it wasn’t. I even doubled the amount of grapefruit.
Oh well, live and learn. I am excited for next week, though, Asparagus and bacon sounds just about perfect!!
*What is French Fridays with Dorie? An online cooking group dedicated to working our way through Dorie Greenspan’s newest book, Around My French Table. We try a new recipe each week and post about it on Fridays. If you’re interested you can pick up a copy of the book and follow along with us here.