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Crab Louie Lettuce Cups

The following recipe, video and photography were provided by our partner, Chef Billy Parisi.

Light, refreshing and full of seasonal color, these Crab Louie Lettuce Cups are perfect for a holiday gathering!

Featuring a creamy mixture of lump crab meat in a butter leaf lettuce cup, the combination of flavors and textures will be admired and devoured!

Crab Louie Lettuce Cups
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14 Lettuce Cups


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Two Brothers sweet chili sauce
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. horseradish
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup green onion, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. Heinen's capers
  • 1 lb. pre-cooked lump crab meat, drained
  • 14 butter leaf lettuce leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cherry tomatoes, small diced for garnish
  • Avocado, small diced for garnish


  1.  In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, chili sauce, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, parsley, green onions, capers and salt and pepper.
  2. Reserve 1/3 of the mayonnaise mixture for later.
  3. Fold in the crab meat until combined.
  4. Evenly transfer the Crab Louie between the lettuce cups.
  5. Drizzle on the reserved sauce or serve it on the side in a ramekin.
  6. Garnish with diced tomatoes and avocado.
  7. Serve.

Crab Louie Lettuce Cups


Chef Billy Parisi headshot
By Chef Billy Parisi
Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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