Recipe Spotlight: Responsible Choice Alaska Crab Lettuce Wraps

This recipe features Responsible Choice Alaska crab, while offering a light and refreshing option with bright flavors. It’s a perfect meal that will keep your 2015 resolutions on track.


Responsible Choice Alaska Crab Lettuce Wraps

All you need:

Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 tbsp minced shallot
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Salad

  • 1 pound cooked Responsible Choice Alaska crab meat, diced
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce (whole leaves), rinsed and patted dry

All you do:

  1. Whisk all vinaigrette ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Combine crab, avocado, mango, celery, bell pepper and onions in a bowl.
  3. Pour just enough dressing over the salad to coat lightly. Toss gently.
  4. Place 2 tablespoons salad onto each lettuce leaf and roll into wraps.

Author: Andrew Kintigh

Chef Andrew Kintigh started his culinary career at the age of 14, working at a catering company in northwest Iowa. Andrew pursued his passion for cooking at the Art Institutes International Minnesota. He earned an Associate’s degree in culinary arts and a Bachelor’s degree in culinary management. With over a decade of experience, Andrew has worked at a few of Minneapolis’ favorite restaurants, such as Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Bobino Café & Wine Bar, and Tryg’s Restaurant, before he joined the North Ankeny Blvd Hy-Vee team. Andrew participates in numerous Des Moines area events, including Iowa’s Premiere Beer, Wine & Food Expo, Hy-Vee Whole Health Experience, Swine Festival, Morsel Combat, Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, and the Iowa State Fair. Recently, Andrew was named the Ethnic Meals champion at the Food Marketing Institute’s Supermarket Chef Showdown in Chicago. You can often catch Andrew on air doing a radio segment or chatting with local TV anchors about his latest recipes. Andrew specializes in teaching how to cook with fresh new ingredients and bringing his creative recipes to the family table.