Watermelon and Crab Napoleons
Recipe Type: Side Dish
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.
- 2 cups cooked and flaked crab meat
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh snipped basil
- 12 seedless or seeded watermelons rounds*
- 4 sprigs fresh dill for garnish
- 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.
- Mix together crab, mayonnaise, and dill. Chill mixture until ready to build and serve Napoleons.
- 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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