Ensaladilla Rusa con Cangrejo

Russian Salad of Potato, Peas, Fresh Crab, Piquillo Pepper and Mayonnaise

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By Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish

Published 2007

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Russian salad is served everywhere in Spain, although there was a brief period during our dark fascist past when Franco ordered it to be called ensaladilla nacional — a bit like the Americans calling French fries ‘freedom fries’. Potatoes form the starchy base of this dish but in reality it is all about the piquant salty highlights of peppers, olives, garlic mayonnaise and luxurious crab. The other interesting thing to note is just how pragmatic its preparation really is. Based on ho