March is that time of year here in Germany where absolutely nothing is in season. The spring fruits & veggies have yet to make an appearance and the winter goods are starting to dwindle. It’s quite depressing really, it feels like we are all just holding our breath for April. Maybe that’s why I have been feeling a bit blah about some of the recipes this month, and I have a feeling that it contributed to the downfall of this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Crab & Grapefruit Salad. Maybe I was just expecting more, maybe my ingredients weren’t in their prime, but this was a little bland for me. I really liked the idea of this salad, I like all of the ingredients separately, but somehow it just didn’t work in the end.
To start with, I couldn’t find any fresh crab and about had a heart attack when I saw that a small can of crab cost €20! Eek! And Dorie’s recipe actually needed two of those cans. In the end, I just couldn’t do it. I decided to buy one can of crab and make up the difference with crayfish. Which might have been the cause of my problem right there.
To try to make up a bit of the flavor I decided to take Dorie’s advice and add an avocado. If there is a more perfect food than a perfectly ripe avocado, I have no idea what it is. Everything looked so colorful and promising as it was coming together. I had such high hopes. But it just didn’t have the flavor punch I had hoped for. Oh well, can’t win em all.
Here’s lookin at you April.