Snow Crab with Poutine

Photo of: Snow Crab with Poutine, recipe by Victoria Co-op FisheriesKnown for its sweet flavour, tender texture and high meat content, Nova Scotia snow crab is tasty on its own or in traditional recipes. For a not-so-traditional spin on an old favourite, try your hand at this poutine recipe from Victoria Co-op Fisheries.

1 snow crab section (from Victoria Co-op Fisheries) per serving, thawed out in the fridge
4 servings of homemade fries
16 green asparagus
Lemon wedges
Hollandaise sauce

Easy Hollandaise Sauce
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
6 egg yolks
3-4 tbs. lemon juice
½ tsp. sea-salt
A pinch of dry mustard
A pinch of smoked paprika


  1. Start with the Hollandaise sauce and use a blender to briefly blend all ingredients (egg yolks, lemon juice, sea salt, mustard and paprika) –  except the melted butter.
  2. With the blender running, slowly pour in the melted butter until sauce thickens. Transfer into a double boiler and keep warm.
  3. Cook your home-fries. They can either be deep-fried, pan fried or baked in the oven.
  4. Place fries on plate and cover with Hollandaise.
  5. Prepare the snow crab sections, to make it easier for your guests to dig into the delicious meat, by cutting right through the sides of all the legs, with a sharp pointed knife. It should look as if the legs are still intact, when you arrange the snow crab on the plate over the fries.
  6. Blanched asparagus and place in between the crab legs.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided by: Chef Lars Willum, Victoria Cooperative Fisheries

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