Crab Salad for Sandwiches in 12 Minutes

Crab Salad for Sandwiches in 12 Minutes

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Easy Crab Salad for Sandwiches, Salad, or Appetizer

Jeff Baygents
This delightful crab salad has fantastic flavors, even with all imitation crab meat. It is good as a seafood salad, sandwich, and even as an appetizer atop crackers.
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Prep 12 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 148kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 14 oz Imitation Crab Meat or real crab meat lump in 6 oz cans
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • stalks celery chopped fine
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard or yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp tarragon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp sour cream or Greek Yogurt, plain
  • 3 each green onions chopped well

Instructions
 

  • By hand, pull apart the crab meat into small pieces and add to a medium sized bowl.
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  • Prepare and add in the remaining ingredients. Combine well and serve or store in fridge, covered.
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Notes

Ensure the real crab meat is cooked before using.  The pre-packaged imitation crab meat usually comes that way. 
Can also be served as a sandwich or as an appetizer topper for crackers, toast triangles, or bagel chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 548mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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DarnGoodRecipes.com™



Homemade Imitation Crab Salad for Sandwiches, Salad, or Appetizers

This simple recipe for crab salad sandwich is perfect also as the main salad or as an appetizer. It is one of those rare diverse recipes that has many forms for serving and doesn’t require heating up. Also, it’s flexible in some of its ingredients.

Variations of this Recipe for Crab Salad Sandwich

Crab Salad for Sandwiches

It’s easy to make this crab salad for sandwiches recipe. There are several ways you can make them as sandwiches. Here are some of them you may like:

  • Use regular hamburger buns.
  • Regular or homemade sandwich bread, white, wheat, or honey wheat
  • Toast the sandwich bread slices first. Then add a lettuce leaf as well for the sandwich.
  • Make some foldable sandwiches using Pita bread. As a twist, heat and butter the Pita bread and sprinkle lightly with garlic powder and a hint of salt.
  • A creative, flavorful way is to make a sandwich out of Texas Toast or Toasted Garlic Bread slices.
  • Another ingenious way is having it on a sub roll. You can sprinkle it with Old Bay seasoning for added spices. Then, add lettuce, tomato, and top with either some granulated parmesan cheese or 1-2 slices of provolone cheese. You won’t need onion as it has that in it already.

You can also check out this recipe for crab dip as another option or as an appetizer for this sandwich.


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Imitation Crab Salad with Greek Yogurt

If you want it a bit healthier, skip the sour cream. You can replace it, as is shown in the ingredients listing, and make your imitation crab salad with Greek yogurt. And, to be more daring, try it with replacing the mayonnaise as well with Greek yogurt. I’ve made it with about 1 Tbsp of mayo and 1 Tbsp of sour cream, and then replaced the rest of those 2 amounts with Greek yogurt. However, to be fair, I used the full yogurt, instead of the low or non-fat kind.

Crab Salad Recipe with Real Crab Meat

Just as in our crab dip recipe, you can have a mixture between imitation and real or you can use all real. While the real deal comes in many forms, the popular one is real crab meat in the can. It might be labeled as “crab meat lump” in 6 oz cans. There are other types in cans and fresh but the canned lump is the most affordable usually. However, keep in mind that you might see “white crab meat” in cans cheaper than lump; those might be kind of mushy for your usage.

Food articles indicate that canned crab meat have already been pasteurized and cooked. We always recommend you review the can or ask your seafood department clerk for confirmation. Another option, if you’re at home, search the Internet for your canned brand of crab meat. Here’s an Amazon link for a variety of canned crab meat to give you an idea.

Lump Crab Salad Appetizer

The variations continue as you can use this also as a lump crab salad appetizer. Here are some of those ideas you can use to get started with. All of these are quick and easy to produce.

  • Crab Salad Triangles: Make some toast, butter the slices well, make the sandwiches, and cut them into 4 triangles.
  • Serve the crab salad atop bagel chips or crackers. Or, have a serving bowl out with the bagel chips and crackers on the side. Let everyone serve themselves for this delightful duo treat.
  • Roll the crab salad into large lettuce leaves and close them with toothpicks.
  • Crab Salad Cheddar Squares: Use regular sandwich bread and make sandwiches. Cut them into 4 squares. Add a modestly thick sharp cheddar slice in each square.

Crab Salad Easy Recipe – Easy Storage

This has been a tremendous list of various ideas for your adventure with this crab salad recipe for sandwiches. It’s remarkably easy to make the crab salad first. And then, you have the massive variety of options of what to do with it. It stores well in the fridge. The imitation crab salad will last about 3-5 days. If any real crab meat was used, you probably are looking at 2-3 days. If you’ve taken it out of the fridge frequently or have left it out a few times, the shelf life will shorten of course.

Can you freeze crab salad?

That’s a good, popular question. It’s usually not recommended for this kind of seafood salad but you can try it. First off, if you do freeze it, ensure it’s in a food storage bag or container designed for freezing. Otherwise, just double-bag it. For thawing it out, it’s best to do it in the fridge overnight. Because of its contents, leaving it out to thaw for a few hours can be a food safety issue for you. Also, trying to use the defrost cycle of a microwave isn’t good for this seafood salad.

Once it’s thawed out from the fridge, you’ll discover the texture is not near as good as it was when made. However, if you used a salad dressing instead of mayonnaise, you’ll find it will taste better than if you had frozen actual mayonnaise. A final note on freezing and then thawing it out is this. Plan on the thawed day to be the final one for consumption.


Buffalo Chicken Wings Air Fryer Recipe – Control the Crispness

Buffalo Chicken Wings Air Fryer Recipe – Control the Crispness

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Buffalo Chicken Wings Air Fryer

JoJo
These wings are a fantastic, popular standard for dinners, game days, and get-togethers. You control how crispy you want them.
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Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4
Calories 636kcal

Equipment

1 Air Fryer

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cooking spray
  • 4 lbs. chicken wings commonly frozen in a bag
  • ½ cup wing sauce Texas Pete brand or your favorite wing sauce or hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp.. honey brown sugar or white sugar can be substituted and adjusted to your liking.
  • 3 tbsp. melted butter

Instructions
 

  • Spray air fryer basket with cooking oil and place chicken wings on bottom of basket in a single layer.
  • Set Air Fryer (or oven, middle shelf) at 360°F and cook wings for 15 minutes then flip and cook for another 15 minutes. To flip, you can shake and lift to Air Fryer pan. Cook additional minutes for extra crispy wings.
  • While wings are cooking, mix together wing sauce, honey and melted butter until well blended.
  • In a large bowl place cooked wings and drizzle sauce over the the top. Toss wings until sauce is evenly coated.
  • Serve with our blue cheese dip recipe that goes with Wings and Veggies

Notes

If you use wings that are not frozen, you’ll want to watch the timing on this but you might only need to reduce it by 2-3 minutes total, if any at all.  If using a deep fryer, it usually only takes about 7-10 minutes (depends on qty and fryer temp).

Nutrition

Calories: 636kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 212mg | Sodium: 1175mg | Potassium: 387mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 626IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg

SOURCE

DarnGoodRecipes.com™

About The Buffalo Chicken Wings Air Fryer Recipe

While there are countless ways of creating Wings, this Buffalo Chicken Wings Air Fryer Recipe is a result of a number of years of narrowing it down to the best flavor, crispy texture, and being quickly made.

Here’s a Dip recipe that can go with Wings or Veggies like carrot or celery sticks. And visit Super Bowl Snack and Food Ideas for a list of related recipes.

Homemade Hummus No Tahini

Homemade Hummus No Tahini

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Easy Hummus without Tahini

JoJo
This easy-to-make Hummus Recipe saves you the pain of locating tahini. It has the popular, subtle garlic flavor and goes best with Pita bread as an appetizer.
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Prep 7 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Servings 4
Calories 65kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 15 oz canned garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp minced garlic (or ½ this amount if using garlic powder)
  • ¾ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides, as needed.
  • When serving, garnish it with paprika, roasted red peppers or whatever your desire. It goes well with pita bread slices or crackers of your choice.

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

SOURCE

DarnGoodRecipes.com™

Resources of Homemade Hummus No Tahini

Often, tahini is an ingredient in most recipes for Hummus; however, that is not a common item and it expires rapidly upon opening so, you have to make the hummus several times within a few weeks, and then buy more tahini if you want it again.

So, this homemade hummus no tahini recipe retains that unique hummus flavor without using it. This particular recipe has the subtle garlic flavor and serves very well with flatbread as a perfect appetizer or meal side dish.

Cannellini Bean Hummus No Tahini

Yes, instead of Garbanzo Beans, you can substitute Cannellini Beans. Garbanzo is the primary preferred but Cannellini is a good primary alternate option. Also, you can use dried chickpeas. Just follow the directions to first cook the dried beans. Then, you have a hummus recipe without tahini dried chickpeas.

Other Appetizers besides homemade Hummus No Tahini

Other good appetizers are Liver Pate and Crab Dip. Visit <All Recipes> and click on <Appetizer-Snack> for more ideas like this one.

To read about chickpeas (aka Garbanzo beans), click here.

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Deviled Eggs Best Recipe

Deviled Eggs Best Recipe

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Deviled Eggs Best Simple Recipe

JoJo
This is the simplest, quickest, most minimal ingredients recipe for well-flavored devilled eggs possible.
5 from 1 vote
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
Cooling time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Servings 24
Calories 48kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 12 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise or more, to taste
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar or more, to taste
  • ¼ tsp paprika as a garnish

Instructions
 

  • Hard boil the eggs and then run over cold water to cool them down quicker. Then, peel them, rinse them, and dry them off a bit with a paper towel. Cut the eggs in half, lengthwise.
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  • Scoop out the yellow yolks and put into a small mixing bowl.
  • Add the mayonnaise and vinegar to the yolks and mash them up to mix together well. Adjust the mayonnaise and vinegar to taste.
  • Using a spoon, scoop up the yellow yolk mixture and put into each of the white halves of eggs.
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  • Sprinkle the tops of each with a touch of paprika.
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Nutrition

Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

SOURCE

DarnGoodRecipes.com™

About This Deviled Eggs Best Recipe

This is a deviled eggs best recipe because it’s so simple to make. It uses all common ingredients. It’s very affordable. And it is a super surprising side dish or salad alternative.

Is it spelled “deviled” or “devilled”?

If in U.S. or Canada, it’s “deviled”. In other English-speaking countries, it’s “devilled”. Visit here to read more.

Visit DarnGoodRecipes.com™ often for other recipes and related blog articles.

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Recipe for Liver Pate Easy and Fast

Recipe for Liver Pate Easy and Fast

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Recipe for Liver Pâté: Chicken Livers

JoJo
A favorite in our house, even with the kids.
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Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Refrigerator Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Servings 10
Calories 221kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb chicken livers
  • 1 cup butter 1 cup = 2 sticks
  • 1 medium onion
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • tsp salt
  • tsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • Rinse chicken livers in a colander and cut up onion. Remove any heart or gizzards, if exists.
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  • Melt ¼ of the butter in a medium skillet. That's ½ stick for every lb. of livers. Add chicken livers, onion, paprika, salt and pepper and mix together. Begin to cook at medium-high for 1-2 minutes. Then, reduce to low heat.
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  • Cover and cook over low heat at least 12-15 more minutes. Ensure liver is fully cooked and onions translucent. Scrape bottom and stir a couple of times during cooking. Blend mixture until smooth in an electric blender while slowly adding the remaining butter.
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  • Transfer blended contents into a mold or a serving dish and chill until firm, usually about 3-4 hours.
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  • Remove from fridge about 10-15 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers or bagel chips.
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Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5600IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 4mg

SOURCE

DarnGoodRecipes.com™

About This Recipe for Liver Pate

This recipe for Liver Pâté , when prepared by Gourmet Chefs, has more added ingredients and the meat is commonly under-cooked, in our opinion. Ours is fully cooked. And our emphasis is to use regular ingredients, quick and easy steps, and enjoy the taste that everyone comes back to ask for more. It’s been enjoyed for decades and the recipe remains unchanged for just as long.

Recipe for Liver Pate Easy to Serve

Regarding serving, this liver pate is easy as well. However, if it’s fresh from the fridge, you’ll want to include a small serving knife to cut it. Until it gets closer to room temperature, it will require a bladed utensil. Think of how a stick of butter acts in a similar fashion. After it softens, it’s still considered a “spread” and not a “dip” so a serving utensil is still used.

Visit DarnGoodRecipes.com™ often for other recipes and related blog articles. And, see other similar recipes here for appetizers and holiday sides.

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Click here to learn about Liver Pâté from Wikipedia.