Crab Claws with Cocktail Dipping Sauce

Crab Claws with Cocktail Dipping Sauce

(makes about 48 pieces)

3 pounds snow crab claws, about 16 crab claws per pound
1 12-ounce (340 g) bottle chili sauce
3 to 4 tablespoons (45 to 60 ml) fresh or bottled horseradish, or to taste
3 to 4 tablespoons (45 to 60 ml) fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons (22.5 ml) Worcestershire sauce
2 to 3 drops Tabasco sauce

  1. If crab claws are frozen, defrost overnight in the refrigerator or for 2 to 3 hours at room temperature. Chill thoroughly.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients, using the lemon juice to rinse any remaining chili sauce from the bottle. Place the mixture in a small serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. To assemble, arrange claws in a bed of chopped ice, accompanied with the bowl of sauce for dipping.

Per 2-claw serving + 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sauce: 38 calories (7% calories from fat), 5 g protein, trace total fat (0 saturated fat), 4 carbohydrates, 0 dietary fiber, 14 mg cholesterol, 272 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 1/2 very lean protein, 1/2 carbohydrate (1 vegetable)