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Boiled Dungeness Crab with Fennel
Photographer: Becky Luigart-Stayner


Recipe: Boiled Dungeness Crab with Fennel

Try it with: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, sake, brut sparkling wine

Julia loves: 2007 Greg Norman Estates Santa Barbara County Chardonnay, about $15

Crabmeat has an inherent sweetness. You don’t want to overpower its delicate flavor with a high-acid white wine or a mouth-puckering, tannic red.

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