When my parents decided to “hire” us to cook for them and their friends, we were more than happy to comply. They’ve all been amazing at supporting our food adventures and I admit it was quite touching for them to trust us with a seated dinner of 15 people in their fifties (i.e. quite picky and not easy to satisfy). The dinner ended up being an absolute hit in the dining room and crazy fun in the kitchen! Not only were we full of adrenaline and couldn’t believe we were making it happen, but we also had excellent company! Photographer Karim Sakr was with us the whole time, taking awesome pictures and sharing a bite or two (of each dish) with us. You have to taste right? 😉 I will be sharing two recipes of that night. The first one is this crab tartare we served as a starter. It is the definition of freshness, and I would absolutely have it as a main dish on a regular weeknight (minus the fancy plating).

Photos by Karim Sakr (@beirut_streets)

Crab Tartare Recipe

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What you’ll need ( for 8 persons – on average)

  • 500 g fresh crab
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp grapefruit juice
  • 4 Tbsp lime juice
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Fresh dill herbs
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • Olive oil

How to make it

  1. In a big bowl, mix the crab, lemon juice, grapefruit juice and lime juice.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Top with fresh dill and pomegranate seeds.
  4. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil.

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Easy, delicious, healthy and so refreshing!

Thoughts? 🙂


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