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The La Jolla Crab Stack

Bypass the oven in favor of this quick and easy no-cook recipe for The La Jolla Crab Stack.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup pea shoots
  • 1 cup diced Roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup diced mango
  • 1 cup diced avocado
  • 1 cup fresh crab meat


  • Prepare the dressing by whisking together the ginger, sugar, lime juice, garlic and water. Refrigerate the dressing overnight.
  • See step-by-step photos below to assemble each of the four crab stacks by tightly layering together in a mold one fourth of each of the pea shoots, tomatoes, cucumbers, mango, onions, avocado and crab. (If you don't have a mold, you can use any hollowed-out aluminum can or circular bottle).
  • Press down on the top layer while slowly removing the mold to reveal the freestanding crab stack. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to form a total of four crab stacks.
  • Drizzle the crab stacks with the ginger-lime dressing and serve.
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