Gulf of St.Lawrence Snow Crab Tacos

Pair with Manzanilla

Here in Quebec snow crab can be cooked in unexpected ways, and to create this recipe I was inspired by my Mexican roots, so I decided to use the main ingredient of Mexico’s gastronomy: corn. Succulent Snow Crab, fresh corn, creamy avocado, and sultry gorria pepper wrapped in a warm corn tortilla creates one of the best bites known to mankind


450 g 
snow crab
15 ml  
unsalted butter
1 pinch  
Gorria pepper (Espelette style)
1 pinch  
garlic clove, minced
shallot, minced
2 tazas 
fresh corn kernels
corn tortillas
avocado, pitted and sliced
15 ml 


In a large sauté pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and shallot and sauté until the shallots are translucent about 3 minutes.

Add corn, snow crab, honey, gorria pepper and salt and sauté until the snow crab is heated through about 5 minutes. Taste and add additional salt, if needed.

Heat tortillas in a skillet or comal until slightly golden.

Once tortillas are warmed, fill each tortilla with snow crab and garnish with a few avocado slices, corn, cilantro, and a drizzle of lime juice. Serve.

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Pairing Manzanilla with food

Manzanilla combines perfectly with fish and seafood, as well as with salted fish and cured meats.

Thanks to its low acidity, it is, together with Fino, the perfect choice to accompany salads, cold soups and dressings. 

Manzanilla fast facts

Always serve very chilled

Use an ice bucket with both ice and water to serve chilled between 6 & 8º C.

The wine of the sea

Perfect with fish, seafood and all styles of food from the sea.

Style of Glass

In traditional wide rimmed catavinos or in a white wine glass.

Analytic data

  • Alcoholic content 15 y 19% vol. (normally 15% vol.)
  • Sugar < 5 gr. / litre (normally < 1 gr. / litre)
  • Total Acidity (tartaric) 3 - 5 gr. / litre
  • Volatile Acidity (acetic) <0,25 gr. / litre
  • Very Low In Glycerine Content < 2 gr. / litre
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