The recipe for cooking classic crab salad appeared in our country not so long ago, however, during this time he managed to catch the fancy of many housewives, and smoothly entered the ranks of traditional salads that adorn the festive table. This salad is appreciated primarily for the speed of preparation, availability of ingredients and unforgettable delicate taste.
Ease of preparation - one of the advantages of the recipe for crab salad. Classic salad combines several ingredients - crab meat, canned sweet corn, boiled chicken or quail eggs, and mayonnaise. The listed ingredients are combined with a large number of products, be it rice, fresh cabbage, mushrooms, cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers and much more, so the number of recipes is constantly growing, and every time there is an opportunity to cook crab salad in a new version.
Instead of crab meat, crab sticks are often used, which, in principle, do not differ from each other. Surprisingly, in this and other product there is not a single gram of sea crab meat. The main ingredient of industrial crab sticks and meat is surimi — a white dense mass made from any white fish fillet, often from the cod family. In addition, not only a salad can be made from the chopsticks, but also original snacks - rolls of crab sticks with filling, rafaello balls, fried crab stick chops, which will please a lot of guests and guests.
Crab stick salad is universal, it can be prepared not only on a holiday, but also served as a “seed” before a light dinner. Salad cooking options are a lot, for example, a salad with rice, cabbage, cheese, fresh cucumbers, and more modern ones with fennel, potato chips and fries. One thing is invariable, which ingredient is not added, but the unusual taste of crab sticks remains unchanged. Below is a recipe for cooking classic crab salad, which is accompanied by detailed step by step photos.
In the photo: products necessary for the preparation of crab salad:
- Crab sticks - 10 pieces
- Eggs - 3 pieces
- Canned sweet corn - 100 grams
- Mayonnaise - 50 grams
- Dill, salt - to taste
Recipe for Crab Salad (with photo)
The first step is to prepare all the ingredients - boil eggs in salted water for 10 minutes, cool. While the eggs are cooled, it is necessary to remove the film from the crab sticks and cut them into medium cubes (it is not necessary to shrink too much, otherwise the texture of the salad will be “mushy”).
Boil eggs, peel off the shells, cut into small cubes. Add to chopped chopsticks.
From the corn, drain all excess liquid, add to the remaining ingredients. Salt to taste, mix.
To the prepared ingredients add the required amount of mayonnaise (for such an amount - about 3 tablespoons), mix.
Put the finished salad in a salad bowl for an à la carte dish, garnish with finely chopped greens. Delicate crab salad ready! Enjoy your meal!