Crab Salad – salad recipe, a very popular salad of the late eighties. In different regions, crab salad is prepared in different ways, the basis of the salad is crab sticks, fresh cucumbers, boiled eggs and mayonnaise. Some crab salad recipes include boiled rice, white cabbage, and sometimes instant vermicelli. This recipe for crab salad is lighter than with the addition of rice, and the addition of Chinese cabbage, not white cabbage, makes it even easier.
Crab Salad Ingredients
- Crab sticks 0,5 kg
- Cucumbers 200 g
- Eggs 5 pcs
- Chinese cabbage 500 g
- Canned corn 350 g
- Lemon juice 1-2 tbsp
Crab Salad Recipe
Recipe for crab salad - you can already imagine by the name of the salad what is the main ingredient in it - of course, these are crab sticks. Crab sticks are always frozen, take them out of the freezer before slicing and let them thaw slightly at room temperature. Do not wait until the sticks are completely thawed, then it will be more difficult to cut them. It is necessary that they remain frozen, but so that they can be cut. It is best to cut crab sticks into small cubes.
Next, greens go to the crab salad, you can take any of it - dill, parsley, cilantro and green onions are very well suited to the crab taste. The amount of greens can be varied to your taste, you can increase or decrease. Wash the greens well under running water, shake off excess liquid and chop finely. Do the same with green onion feathers.
Fresh cucumbers are added to the crab salad, they need to be washed and cut into small cubes. But since such a salad is often prepared for the New Year, fresh cucumbers become almost golden in price. But cucumbers can always be frozen in the summer, they retain their properties, freshness and taste. These frozen cucumbers can be thawed, and then added to the rest of the ingredients in crab salad.
Wash and finely chop fresh Beijing cabbage, while the closer to the stalk, the finer you need to cut. Previously, they used ordinary white cabbage, you can cook crab salad from it, but it is tougher. Chop the cabbage, lightly salt it and mash it well with your hands so that it releases the juice, so the cabbage will be much softer in the salad, but it will not lose its crunchiness.
Eggs for crab salad need to be hard-boiled. To make sure that the eggs are already hard-boiled, they can be boiled for 15 minutes over medium heat. Pour boiled eggs with cold water, so the shell will be easier to move away. Peel the eggs from the shell and finely chop, sometimes the eggs are not chopped, but crushed with a fork until completely crushed, this can also be done when preparing crab salad.
Transfer the prepared ingredients to a large container in which it will be convenient to mix the crab salad, salt, pepper, sprinkle with lemon juice or add citric acid, add mayonnaise and mix. You don't need much mayonnaise in crab salad, but it should still combine all the ingredients into one overall taste of the salad. Transfer the finished crab salad to the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes, and then transfer to a salad bowl and serve.