By hand, pull apart the crab meat into small pieces and add to a medium sized bowl.
Prepare and add in the remaining ingredients. Combine well and serve or store in fridge, covered.
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.
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.
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.
½cupwing sauceTexas Pete brand or your favorite wing sauce or hot sauce
1tbsp..honeybrown sugar or white sugar can be substituted and adjusted to your liking.
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.
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).
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.
Rinse chicken livers in a colander and cut up onion. Remove any heart or gizzards, if exists.
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.
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.
Transfer blended contents into a mold or a serving dish and chill until firm, usually about 3-4 hours.
Remove from fridge about 10-15 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers or bagel chips.
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.
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In a medium mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream. Stir until mixture is creamy. Stir in the remaining ingredients, mixing until well combined.
Transfer mixture into a small baking dish and bake 25 – 30 minutes until brown and bubbly.
Serve hot (or later cold) with crackers, veggies, baguettes.
Instructions for Recipe for Crab Dip COLD
For this recipe, the crab meat MUST be already cooked, such as in imitation crab meat.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream. Stir until mixture is creamy. Stir in the remaining ingredients (ensuring only imitation crab meat or crab meat that is cooked). Mix until well combined.
You can make this crab dip easy in about 5 minutes. The ingredients are simple and this is an excellent tasting crab dip recipe with cream cheese. For the recipe for crab dip cold, you just ensure you’ve used imitation crab meat (already cooked) and you’re ready to serve it in about 5 minutes. As a secondary choice, for recipe for crab dip hot, you just bake it for about 25 minutes. So, it’s ready in 30 minutes hot.
Ingredients for Crab Dip
Here are the crab dip ingredients from this crab dip recipe hot or cold. It uses cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, seasoned salt, chives, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and crab meat (real, imitation, or 1/2 of each).
Recipe for Crab Dip Hot
This crab dip recipe procedure is extremely diverse. If using real crab meat, it needs to be initially baked. However, it can also use all imitation crab meat, or as a hybrid (1/2 of each). Also, it can be served hot when baked.
Recipe for Crab Dip Cold
If you want it cold, you have 2 ways to make this recipe for crab dip cold. This particular crab dip recipe is excellent for after it’s been cooked and refrigerated or you can have it with all imitation crab meat and serve it cold right away.
1st Recipe for Crab Dip Cold
Follow the listed recipe ensuring the crab meat has been pre-cooked. In other words, you can have this recipe for crab dip cold if you only use the imitation crab meat that is already cooked. Or, it can be served cold if you’ve ensured the real crab meat you’re using has already been cooked.
2nd Recipe for Crab Dip Cold
Follow the above recipe. Then, you’ll need to let it cool down and refrigerate it for about 3 hours or longer. It can be served cold.
Drinks with Recipe for Crab Dip
Surprisingly, the Cranberry Mimosa drink goes well with this dip. Here are some related recipes.