12/23/11 - 8:18am
While growing up near Washington’s Puget Sound, I ate many a Crab Louie.
Sometimes called Crab Louis, this fancy salad is usually made with Dungeness crab. Originating on the West Coast in the early 1900s, it’s also known as “King of Salads.”
In my family making Crab Louies was usually a do-it-yourself deal. Mom would put the nut crackers and salad makings on the table, and the fun would begin. Separating the crab from the shells took time, but the effort paid off when we dug into that delicious treat.