Crab mayonnaise is very versatile. It is delicious used as a filling for cucumber or tomato rings as well as a stuffing for tomatoes. It also marries very well with a simple tomato salad or as a first course for a dinner party.
Cut the tops off the tomatoes, remove the seeds with a melon bailer or a teaspoon, season with salt and turn upside down to drain while you prepare the filling.
Mix the crab meat with the mayonnaise, grate some peeled onion on the finest part of the stainless steel grater and add
Fill the crab mixture into the tomatoes and replace the lids. Arrange a bed of lettuce and salad leaves on a white plate. Serve 1 large or 2 small tomatoes per person. Garnish with sprigs of fresh herbs and some edible flowers.
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