Having spent two-thirds of my life living in Maryland I feel bad saying this, but I have pretty ambiguous feelings toward crab. I certainly enjoy crab legs or a good crab cake at a restaurant every now and then, and I'll even make crab cakes from time to time, but it just seems so expensive for what it is. Most of the time I'll make fish cakes, or even zucchini "crab" cakes, and with enough tartar sauce they still taste great and are so much cheaper.
But, like a good FFWDer, I went out to purchase my crab anyway. I wanted to halve the recipe to save some money, but the store I went to only sells crab in one pound tins (for $29.99!) so I was stuck. I made the recipe, adding the optional avocado (I've been loving avocado recently) and I served it over arugula. I made this after work and did not have time for the grapefruit segments to spend more than a few minutes drying out on paper towels, and the salad honestly didn't seem at all wet to me. Did anybody notice a big difference from doing this? Anyway, the salad was quick and easy and we definitely enjoyed it, but I wasn't convinced that it was worth the money, and so probably won't be making it again.
To go with the salad, I made the Savory Cheese and Chive Bread with cheddar cheese, and substituting basil for half of the chives. I also used about one-third whole grain flours and the rest AP flour. This bread was excellent. It was quick enough for a week-night, and the texture and flavor were both excellent. I'll definitely be making this one again.