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10–12 medium jalapeños
1 tbsp. canola oil, plus more for frying
1/4 lb. lump crab meat, picked through
3 tbsp. cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro leaves 1 tbsp. finely chopped parsley leaves
1 shallot, finely chopped 1 1/2 tbsp
3/4 cup dried bread crumbs
2 tsp. fresh lime juice
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
1. Heat oven to broil; arrange a rack 6″ from heating element. In a small bowl, toss jalapeños with 1 tbsp. oil. Transfer jalapeños to a foil-lined baking sheet; broil, turning several times, until blackened, about 12 minutes. Transfer jalapeños to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside to let steam for 15 minutes. Peel the jalapeños. Working with 1 jalapeño at a time, cut a slit down the length of the pepper. Scoop out the seeds with a small spoon (handle carefully so that they stay intact). Set jalapeños aside.
2. With a fork, vigorously mix together crab, cream cheese, cilantro, parsley, shallots, 1 1/2 tbsp. bread crumbs, lime juice, and yolk in a bowl. Stuff each jalapeño with 1 heaping tbsp. of filling; transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining jalapeños. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3. Put remaining bread crumbs into a shallow dish. Put flour into another small dish. Whisk together milk and eggs in a bowl. Working with 1 jalapeño at a time, dredge jalapeño in flour, shaking off excess. Dip jalapeño in egg mixture, roll in bread crumbs, and transfer to a plate; set aside.
4. Pour oil to a depth of 2″ into a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 325˚. Working in batches, add jalapeños and cook, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain jalapeños on paper towels; sprinkle with salt.
Reposted from: http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Crab-Stuffed-Jalapeos
1 beet, peeled, trimmed and cut into 1⁄2″ cubes
1/2 cup plus 1 tsp. canola oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 1-lb. lobsters
2 tbsp. champagne
2 tbsp. champagne vinegar
3⁄4 tsp. dijon mustard
1⁄2 tsp. finely chopped shallots
6 cups mesclun greens
3-4 ripe avocados, such as hass, pinkerton, or macarthur
1. Heat oven to 350°. Toss beets with 1 tsp. of the oil; season with salt and pepper to taste. Wrap in a foil package. Roast until tender, about 45 minutes. Chill beets.
2. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil over high heat. Add lobsters and cook until bright red and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Drain and cool lobsters, then twist off each tail, gently crack the shell, and remove the meat in one large piece; chill. Repeat process with claws. (Reserve knuckle meat and remaining lobster for another use.)
3. Whisk together champagne, champagne vinegar, dijon mustard, shallots, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl. While whisking constantly, drizzle in remaining 1⁄2 cup of oil to form a smooth dressing. Toss greens with some of the dressing; arrange in center of 4 plates. Arrange chilled beets, some grapefruit segments, and 12 avocado slices around each portion of greens. Divide lobster tails and claws between plates. Drizzle each salad with remaining dressing.