Delicious crab salad with cucumber and mushrooms - tender, nourishing, high-calorie! A portion of this snack can be served for dinner with a fresh wheat bun, which is enough to feed an adult. This recipe for crab salad will be your lifeline when guests are on the doorstep and there is no time left for long cooking. The products are the simplest and most budget, you can find them both in winter and summer in any grocery store.
By the way, I’ll reveal the secret - if you are in a hurry, you can serve the dish to the table a little warm. It does not spoil the taste at all, it seems to me that it is even better. For a festive presentation, I advise you to decorate the salad with seafood - shrimps and mussels, they will perfectly complement the dish.
- Cooking time: 30 minutes
- Servings: 3
Ingredients for Crab Salad with Cucumber and Mushrooms
- 300 g of crab sticks;
- 150 g fresh cucumbers;
- 150 g of champignons;
- 80 g celery celery;
- 120 g onion;
- 50 g green onions;
- 130 g carrots;
- 100 g of mayonnaise;
- 15 g butter;
- vegetable oil for frying, salt, black pepper.
Method of cooking crab salad with cucumber and mushrooms
Chop celery stalks and onions finely. Heat the vegetable oil in the pan, add the butter. When the butter has melted, put the celery and onions, fry on low heat for 8-10 minutes, until the vegetables are almost transparent.
Carefully remove the browned vegetables from the pan, leave the oil - it will be needed in the future.
Cut the carrots into strips, send them to the pan, cover with a lid and cook over moderate heat for about 10 minutes. During this time, the carrot will be soft.
Carrots are also carefully removed from the pan. In order not to scoop the oil for frying, it is better to get the vegetables with a spatula.
Cut the champignons for crab salad with cucumber and mushrooms into thin slices, put in warmed butter. At this stage, I advise you to add a little vegetable oil, as the mushrooms absorb it very much.
Cooking mushrooms 6-8 minutes, this time for cooking mushrooms is enough.
Thaw crab sticks, cut them in narrow strips.
Throw sliced crab sticks in a heated pan, add finely chopped green onions. Fry onions with chopsticks literally 1-2 minutes.
In a deep plate we place the browned onions with celery and stewed carrots, add the crab sticks fried with green onions and fried mushrooms. Cool the food to room temperature, you can temporarily remove the plate in the fridge.
Shred fine straws into fresh cucumbers, add to the plate to the remaining ingredients. All together to taste sprinkle with salt, pepper black pepper.
Fill the crab salad with cucumber and mayonnaise mushrooms, mix thoroughly and decorate with fresh herbs before serving. Enjoy your meal!
This snack, probably, will seem to you too high-calorie, after all almost all ingredients are preliminary fried in oil, besides salad is filled with mayonnaise. You can slightly reduce caloric content - boil carrots in uniform, boil mushrooms as well, and mix mayonnaise with sour cream in equal shares.