We are so excited to host you in our upcoming class! One week before class we will email everyone the complete shopping list and then a few days before class we will email the detailed recipe packet and a Zoom link. Until then, below is a list of ingredients and equipment that you’ll need.

On the menu:
Crab Salad with Grapefruit, Mint and Fried Shallots
Red Chile Crab Cakes with Lime Leaf Sauce

Shopping List:

navel orange
cilantro (substitute with Thai basil or regular basil if you don’t like cilantro)
butter lettuce
lime leaves

Dry Goods / Pantry:
peanut oil
high-heat vegetable oil, such as safflower
toasted sesame oil
dry roasted, salted peanuts
Thai Kitchen brand roasted red chile paste
panko breadcrumbs
soy sauce (my favorite brand is Yamasa)
fish sauce (my favorite is Red Boat)

whole live Dungeness crabs
Tobiko, wasabi tobiko or ikura (optional garnish)

red pepper flakes
kosher salt
flake salt, for garnish

Choosing and storing your live Dungeness crab:
Look for a spirited one and make sure it has both of its claws. Your crab will likely be wrapped in newspaper and then in a bag. I like to throw that bag immediately into the fridge—you’ll want to cook the crab that day. Keep in mind that it is inadvisable to cook and eat dead crabs, even if they died while you had them, as bacteria multiply rapidly on dead shellfish. When class starts we will be putting our crabs into the freezer to slow down their metabolism, which makes it easier to dispatch them.

Equipment List:
Pasta pot and pasta pot insert, or steamer insert with stockpot
Crab scissors or crab mallet or any blunt heavy tool that will crack the shells (rolling pin, etc)
Cutting board
Chef knife
2-3 different sized bowls
Small sauce pot
Large carbon steel, cast iron or other type saute pan (but not non-stick) for frying crab cakes
Paper towels
Baking sheet
Food processor or immersion blender
Whisk (if you don’t have a food processor)
Rubber spatula
Wooden spoon
Metal spatula
Spider tool (to remove shallots from oil)


Great places to buy your crab:

Mutual Fish
2335 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

21104 70th Ave W Edmonds, WA 98026

Pike Place Fish Market
86 Pike Place Seattle, WA 98101

Wild Salmon Seafood
Fishermen’s Terminal
1900 W Nickerson St #105, Seattle, WA 98119