Easy Crab Salad

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Serves: 4 | Total Time: 10 Minutes

For those of you who follow me in Instagram, you probably already know that I recently had an emergency appendectomy. Although these kinds of surgeries go a lot quicker nowadays with the advance of laparoscopic technology, surgery is still surgery and I was out for the count (unable to cook anything) for a full week. 

Bummer!

Once I was able to stand for short periods of time without too much pain or effort, I re-created this old Christy Boston recipe. My wonderful husband found it laying around while he was searching for recipes to make while I was laid up. I had scribbled it down a few years ago, stuck it in a folder and quite frankly, I had forgotten about it. So when he found it and showed it to me, it was like getting a little ‘get well’ gift!

This recipe requires no cooking, and takes 10 minutes to make (or 15 if you take your time). There are not a lot of ingredients, and only one requires chopping. I used imitation crab meat because I didn’t want to pick through the real stuff. Hey, I needed a recipe that takes very little effort! The fish sauce makes up for any lack of spices. If you don’t have the essential oil, you may substitute it with 1 teaspoon of the dried herb or a tablespoon of the fresh, just be sure to chop it to release its flavors if you use fresh marjoram.

I threw this together in the morning, then let it sit in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Once I had taken a much needed time of rest, lunch was ready to go. All I had to do was serve it up and enjoy.

This recipe is so easy, even a surgical patient can make it!


Easy Crab Salad

Total Time: 10 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups imitation crab meat, shredded with a fork
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons sherry cooking wine
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 drop marjoram essential oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

RECIPE DIRECTIONS:

1. Shredding the imitation crab meat is crucial to obtaining a texture that is like real crab meat, plus it insures that you’ll get the most flavor with every bite, so be sure to do this step! Hold a piece of imitation crab meat down with one hand, and use the other hand to shred it with a fork. 

2. Dilute the essential oil in the olive oil.

3. In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld. The longer this crab salad sits, the more complex the flavors, so feel free to make this up to a day in advance.

4. Serve over lettuce, on toast points, or by itself.

Easy Crab Salad Recipe

Easy Crab Salad

If you don't have a lot of time or spices on hand but want something easy to prepare that is packed with flavor, this crab salad recipe is perfect for you!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Keyword: crab salad, easy crab salad, fast easy recipes, imitation crab salas
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 390kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups imitation crab meat shredded with a fork
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons sherry
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 drop marjoram essential oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Shredding the imitation crab meat is crucial to obtaining a texture that is like real crab meat, plus it insures that you'll get the most flavor with every bite, so be sure to do this step! Hold a piece of imitation crab meat down with one hand, and use the other hand to shred it with a fork.
  • Dilute the essential oil in the olive oil.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld. The longer this crab salad sits, the more complex the flavors, so feel free to make this up to a day in advance.
  • Serve over lettuce, on toast points, or by itself.
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