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King Crab and Cantaloupe Margarita

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 60 min.
Tequila and salted rims bring a festive feel to these quick seafood appetizers.


  • 1 8 oz container king crab meat, segment into desired sized pieces
  • 1 tsp grated lime zest (1 whole lime)
  • 1 Tbs fresh squeezed lime juice (1 lime)
  • 1 Tbs jalapeno jelly
  • 1 Tbs orange juice
  • 1 Tbs Tequila
  • 1 cup 1/2" peeled and diced ripe cantaloupe melon
  • Lime juice, as needed, to "rim" margarita glasses
  • 1 tsp kosher salt and 2 tbsp. sanding sugar mixed together to "rim" glasses
  • Shredded iceberg lettuce to line bottom of 4 margarita glasses
  • Lime wedges, garnish


  • In small mixing bowl whisk together lime zest, lime juice, jelly, orange juice, and Tequila. Fold in melon and crab meat. Cover and chill at least 1 hour to blend flavors before serving.
  • To serve: "Rim" each glass with lime juice. Dip in sugar/salt mixture to coat. Place about 2-4 Tbsp. shredded lettuce in the bottom of each glass. Mound marinated crab and melon mixture on top. Garnish with lime wedges.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 3564
  Calories from Fat 507 (14%)
(86%)Total Fat 56g
(24%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 19g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(641%)Cholesterol 1922mg
(1620%)Sodium 38887mg
(276%)Potassium 9667mg
Total Carbohydrate 10g
(2%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(1405%)Protein 702g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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