Watermelon and Crab Napoleons
Watermelon and Crab Napoleons
from the kitchen of: Bradford Jones Napoleons don’t have to come from the bakery! These unique summery entries or sides consist of layers of creamy homemade dill crab salad and refreshing watermelon rounds.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • 2 cups cooked and flaked crab meat
  • ⅔ cup mayonnaise
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh snipped basil
  • 12 seedless or seeded watermelons rounds*
  • 4 sprigs fresh dill for garnish
  1. To prepare watermelon rounds, slice watermelon into ½-inch-thick circles. Use a 3- or 4-inch cookie cutter to make watermelon rounds that are ½ inch thick and 3 to 4 inches in diameter.
  2. Directions
  3. Mix together crab, mayonnaise, and dill. Chill mixture until ready to build and serve Napoleons.
  4. To serve, place a round of watermelon on a serving plate and top with a thin layer of crab salad. Continue to build the Napoleon by adding another watermelon round and a second layer of crab salad. Top with a final watermelon round and garnish with a dill sprig. Repeat process to create 3 more Napoleons. Serve immediately.


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