Sarasota's Classic 'Old Bay' Crab Salad

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Recipe: #25530

February 02, 2017

Categories: Sandwiches

"There is nothing special or unique about this ... just a 'classic' crab salad. You can use this recipe in so many ways. Sandwiches, in quesadillas, on cracker/crostini, etc - stuffed in cucumber slices, peppers, celery, endive leaves, or eggs. And, add a few bread crumbs ... and make stuffed mushrooms or, flounder. So, you can see ... A very basic recipe used many ways - just use your imagination. Note: using fresh crab is always better; and, I highly recommend it. However, a good quality canned lump crab meat will also work. This recipe also works well with cooked shrimp, scallops, or lobster as well."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (176.9 g)
  • Calories 204.8
  • Total Fat - 8.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 84.4 mg
  • Sodium - 717.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 1.4 g
  • Protein - 22.9 g
  • Calcium - 76.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Salad ... Add everything except the crab and pimentos to a bowl; and, mix until combined. I always start with a little less sour cream and lemon juice; because, you can always add more - but, you can't take it away. And, remember ... it is a salad - you can add more of any ingredient if you want; make it your own. These are just the basics I like.

Step 2

Then, once the base of dressing is combined; add the crab and pimentos; and, stir just until incorporated. Taste and re-season if necessary. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to use. I think it is better chilled at least an hour before serving

Step 3

Again ... On a sandwich, fresh or grilled; quesadilla - or, on crackers as a snack. Stuffed inside celery, endive leaves, cucumber rounds, etc. The list goes on and on. And, great as a stuffing for seafood or mushroom; by simply adding a few bread crumbs.

Step 4

Serve and ENJOY! ... So, simply have fun with it. It is basically my GO TO Crab Salad Recipe ... and, this works just as well using - cooked shrimp, lobster, or scallops too! ENJOY this classic salad!


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