Soft-shell Po' Boy with Chipotle Tartar Sauce Recipe

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Soft-shell Po' Boy with Chipotle Tartar Sauce
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  1. Whisk milk and ancho chile and garlic powders in a shallow bowl until combined; add crabs. Cover and chill 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, brush red onion slices with 1 tablespoon oil. Grill or broil 4 minutes per side. Set aside. Spread cut sides of rolls with butter, and grill or toast until golden brown.
  3. Combine cornmeal and next 3 ingredients in a food processor. Process until mixture resembles fine crumbs; transfer mixture to a shallow dish. Drain crabs, and discard milk mixture. Dredge crabs in cornmeal mixture.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is very hot, add half the crabs, top-side down; sauté 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden. Drain crabs on paper towels, then transfer to a baking sheet, and keep warm in a 200° oven. Repeat with remaining oil and crabs.
  5. Spread toasted sides of rolls with Chipotle Tartar Sauce. Top with a lettuce leaf, 2 slices each tomato and avocado, a grilled red onion slice, and a fried crab. Top with sprouts and a squeeze of lime.
  6. Wine note: When I hear that a seafood dish has a kick, I reflexively go to the fire-extinguishing quality of a German Riesling. A light, off-dry Riesling such as Dr. Loosen Riesling Kabinett ($20) or Gunderloch Jean-Baptiste Riesling Kabinett ($16) will tame the heat emanating from the chile and garlic powders in this preparation. These wines' mouthwatering tanginess-so admirable in a good Riesling-will refresh the palate after a mouthful of fried crab. -Mark Oldman
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3407.26 Kcal (14266 kJ)
Calories from fat 1525.53 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 169.5g 261%
Cholesterol 267.78mg 89%
Sodium 14260.44mg 594%
Potassium 16816.29mg 358%
Total Carbs 366.53g 122%
Sugars 101.14g 405%
Dietary Fiber 115.39g 462%
Protein 129.07g 258%
Vitamin C 323.5mg 539%
Vitamin A 1.2mg 41%
Iron 64mg 356%
Calcium 2499.2mg 250%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 41.77 Kcal (175 kJ)
Calories from fat 18.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.08g 261%
Cholesterol 3.28mg 89%
Sodium 174.83mg 594%
Potassium 206.16mg 358%
Total Carbs 4.49g 122%
Sugars 1.24g 405%
Dietary Fiber 1.41g 462%
Protein 1.58g 258%
Vitamin C 4mg 539%
Iron 0.8mg 356%
Calcium 30.6mg 250%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 81.5
  • 86

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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