Zesty Crab Cucumber Bites

If you’re looking for a sophisticated appetizer that pairs beautifully with a glass of PEJU Brut Rosé, then these Zesty Crab Cucumber Bites are just what you need. The combination of fresh Dungeness crab meat, vibrant lime and orange zest, a hint of tarragon, and a creamy mayo-Dijon dressing creates a burst of flavors that dance elegantly on your palate. When served alongside the effervescent and fruity notes of PEJU’s Brut Rosé, you’ll experience a culinary journey that celebrates the joys of fine dining right in your own home.


4 oz fresh Dungeness crab meat (bought cleaned and cooked)
Zest of 1 lime
Zest of 1 orange
1 teaspoon fresh tarragon, chopped
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 large English cucumber (or 2 medium-size)
12 small pieces of orange for garnish


Serves 1 Dozen
Prep Time: 20 minutes

Combine crab, lime and orange zest, tarragon, mayonnaise, and mustard in a small mixing bowl

Using a hand spatula gently fold ingredients until well combined. Store in refrigerator until needed

For The Cucumber Bites
Remove cucumber skin using vegetable peeler. Cut cucumber into 1-inch slices.

If you like the slices to a round shape, cut each cucumber slice with a round cookie cutter to a desired diameter.

Using a small melon baller, scoop out most of the inside of the cucumber bites. Leave walls and thick portion of bottom intact.

Fill each cucumber cup with crab mix and garnish with a piece of orange

Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!

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