Dungeness Crab over Sucrine With Champagne Vinaigrette for 2

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“A fresh, light salad we enjoyed at a local restaurant for our anniversary recently and successfully duplicated the recipe at home! Dungeness-"..the crab James Beard spoke of when he described a 'meal the gods intended only for the pure in palate'." Info found online: "Rooted in the French word for "sugar," sucrine (sugar lettuce sounds better) is a smaller variety of romaine with soft, silky leaves, buttery texture, and, as the name suggests, a sweet-ish flavor."”

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  1. Vinaigrette: Whisk the vinaigrette ingredients together and set aside. Tastes best if prepared at least 1 hour in advance to allow mixture to marinate.
  2. Salad: In a salad bowl, toss the lettuce together gently with the grapefruit, radishes and scallions. Divide and arrange the mixture on two chilled salad plates.
  3. Add the crab meat; garnish with the avocado slices.
  4. Immediately drizzle each serving lightly with the vinaigrette (this helps stop the avocado slices from turning brown, too).
  5. Serve with crusty French bread and a glass of wine.
  6. Reminder: I had to estimate all ingredient amounts in this recipe. Thank you for your understanding.

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