Friday, February 20, 2015

Chef Jason's Deli Style Crab Salad

Chef Jason's Deli Style Crab Salad

I love good deli style crab salad which is really hard to find.  It seems like every time I try it, it tastes like nothing but onions.  With any salad like this be it chicken, tuna, salmon or anything else you have to take great care with the amount of onion you use as it can overbear the star of the show.  This one is delicious and it's easy and fairly cheap to make.



1 lb. flake style imitation crab meat

1/4 cup diced red onion

1/4 cup diced green bell pepper

1/2 cup diced celery

3/4 cup mayonaise

1/4 cup sour cream

1 T. fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/8 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

1/8 tsp. Old Bay seasoning

1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley 

1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh oregano 

1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh dill

With your hands coarsely shred the crab (basically just break it down so it's not huge chunks).

Put the crab in a mixing bowl and add the salt, pepper, old bay, mayo, sour cream and lemon juice and fold it in till well coated.  Add all the rest and fold till well mixed and coated.  Let refrigerate for 2-4 hours before eating.  If you let it sit over night the flavors will really meld from the fresh herbs.  It's one of those things that gets better the longer it sits in the fridge.

Till Next Time,