Culinary Corner – Crab & Shrimp Parfait

May 1, 2023

Created by Brian Ramsay, Executive Chef,
Parkland in the Valley, NB

Photo credit to: Brian Ramsay, Executive Chef, Parkland in the Valley, NB


  • 1.5 oz crab/surimi broken or coarsely chopped
  • 1.5 oz shrimp
  • ¼ Avocado diced finely
  • ¼ fresh shallot
  • Fresh dill minced finely (to taste)
  • 10ml (approx.) Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 – 1.5 oz Greek yogurt (add to desired texture)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Old Bay seasoning to taste
  • 2 pc Baguette, lightly toasted, garlic buttered
  • and cut on an angle
  • Pea shoots
  • 2 pc Belgian Endive
  • Handful of baby lettuce mix
  • Olive oil (for lettuce)
  • Garlic butter


  • Finely chop shallot and avocado. Add lemon juice and mix with crab and shrimp.
  • Add dill, Greek yogurt and lightly mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Loosely arrange baby lettuce and pea shoots and place on the ends of the endive. Add the toasted baguette.
  • Form the crab mixture and place on the lettuces. Drizzle the lettuce with a light olive oil and Old Bay Seasoning.
  • Garnish with fresh dill.
  • Can be served in a martini glass or large red wine glass

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