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Seafood Dean Martinis

March 2007
Seafood Dean Martinis

by 5 people

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Chill 4 martini glasses in the freezer while you're making this dish, named for and inspired by crooner Dean Martin. Use toothpicks and seafood forks for serving.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 6 ounces lump crabmeat, picked over for pieces of shell
  • 3/4 pound small, cooked shrimp--deveined, tails removed
  • 2 shots premium vodka, chilled
  • Grated peel and juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt
  • 2 ribs celery from the heart, 1 finely chopped with leafy greens, 1 cut into 8 chunks
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce (eyeball it)
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 8 jumbo olives with pimientos, for serving
Directions
  1. In a bowl, combine the crabmeat and shrimp with the vodka, lemon peel and juice; season with salt. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. In another bowl, mix the chopped celery, horseradish, hot sauce, chili sauce and pepper. Add the chilled seafood and toss; season with salt to taste.
  2. Divide the seafood among 4 chilled martini glasses. Skewer the olives and celery chunks on toothpicks and set in the glasses; set a cocktail fork next to each glass.