Curried Crab and Watermelon Salad With Arugula

"A Daniel Boulud recipe from Food & Wine."
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  • In a small saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil until shimmering. Add the apple, onion, curry and saffron and cook over moderate heat until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the water; let cool.
  • Scrape the onion-curry mixture into a food processor. Add the mayonnaise and process until smooth. Transfer the curried mayonnaise to a medium bowl, add the cilantro and mint. Gently fold the crabmeat into the curried mayonnaise and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cut each slice of watermelon into triangles and transfer to plates. Season the watermelon with salt and pepper and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon lime juice. Mound the crab salad on top of the watermelon triangles.
  • In another bowl, toss the arugula with the remaining 1 tablespoon of lime juice and the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on top of the crabmeat and serve.

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