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By á-3151

Rate this recipe 4.1/5 (12 Votes)
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Servings 4
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 20

  • LEMON AIOLI:
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • CRAB TOAST:
  • 1 cup lump crabmeat, picked over, shells removed
  • 2 tablespoons fennel fronds, chopped
  • 1 to 2 serrano chiles, seeded, finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 4 (3/4-inch thick) slices country-style sourdough bread
  • lemon wedges (for serving)

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