A spicy grilled seafood sandwich that’s a real catch

Looking for a light but interesting summer dish? Chef Marcus Samuelsson, co-owner of New York City's Aquavit restaurant and Chicago's new C-House, shares an innovative sandwich with grilled crab, shrimp and snapper tossed with wasabi aioli and spicy ketchup. Discover how to make this delicious and easy-to-do dish:

Grilled seafood sandwich

Ingredients

    • 4 king crab legs
    • 4 shrimp (U12), halved lengthwise
    • 4 2-oz. snapper filets
    • 4 tomato slices
    • 4 romaine lettuce leaves
    • 1 avocado, sliced
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1/2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
    • 1/2 tablespoon chopped chives
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 baguettes, halved lengthwise
  • Also grill:

    • Halved lemons/limes
    • Halved onions

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Toss the seafood in the olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, cilantro, chives, salt, and pepper. Marinate for 20 minutes.Lay the marinated seafood on the grill. While grilling, hollow out the baguettes, and spread the Wasabi Aioli (follows) on one side, and the Spicy Ketchup (follows) on the other.Fill the baguette with the grilled seafood, top with lettuce, tomato, and avocado. Close sandwich, and serve.

Spicy ketchup
Servings:

Makes 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

    • 1 cup ketchup
    • 2 red bell peppers: brush with olive oil, char on gas flame, peel skin, seed ribs removed,
    • 2 poblano peppers: brush with olive oil, char on gas flame, peel skin, seed ribs removed
    • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
    • 2 teaspoons horseradish
    • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 8 drops Tabasco

Preparation

Baking Directions:

In the jar of a blender combine ketchup and peppers, puree until smooth. In a medium bowl combine the puree, mustard, horseradish, paprika, chili powder, pepper, garlic powder and Tabasco in a small bowl and mix until well combined.

Wasabi aioli

Ingredients

    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 2 teaspoons wasabi
    • 2 tablespoons almonds, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 1/2 teaspoon mild chili powder
    • Salt and pepper
    • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
    • Juice from 2 limes

Preparation

Baking Directions:

On low heat, lightly toast the garlic and almonds.Combine with the wasabi, mayonnaise, chili powder, and season with salt and pepper.Blend in the vinegar and lime juice.

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