Sarasota's Classic 'Old Bay' Crab Salad
"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."
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Recipe: #25530 February 02, 2017
- 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
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.
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
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.
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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