Crab Salad with Herb Mayonnaise and Garlic Chapons


This tender crab meat salad makes an excellent entrée. The chapons make it - they're croûtons that have been rubbed with garlic.

What you will need

500 gm cooked spanner crab meat, drained

125 gm (1/2 cup) mayonnaise

2 golden shallots, finely chopped

1 tbsp finely chopped chervil, plus extra sprigs to serve

1 tbsp finely chopped chives, plus extra to serve

1 tbsp finely chopped basil

2 tsp tarragon leaves

2 butter lettuce, leaves separated

1 avocado, diced

Lemon wedges, to serve (optional)

  Garlic chapons

16 thin baguette slices (about 1/3 baguette)

125 ml (½ cup) olive oil

1 garlic clove, halved


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