This seafood salad is quick to whip up in a pinch and can be used in all kinds of ways. You can top a salad with it, serve it with crackers, spread it on a sandwich, or pile it on top of pasta. You can use real crab or imitation crab, either taste great in this recipe.
Seafood salad is often made with imitation crab, because it’s inexpensive, available year-round, and can be found in almost every grocery store. Imitation crab is made of mild white fish, typically Alaskan Pollock, which is blended with other ingredients to form a product that looks and tastes similar to real crab.
• 8 ounces real or imitation crab meat
• 8 ounces raw shrimp
• 1 lemon quartered
• 1/2 cup celery finely diced
• 3 tablespoons red onion minced
• 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
• 2 teaspoons lemon juice
• salt and pepper to taste
• 1/2 cup mayonnaise
• 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped, plus more for garnish
- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the quartered lemon.
- Add the shrimp to the pot and cook for 1-2 minutes or until pink and opaque. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
- Drain the shrimp then pat dry.
- Place the shrimp, imitation crab, celery, red onion, Old Bay seasoning, lemon juice, salt, pepper, mayonnaise, and dill in a bowl. Toss gently to coat.
- Garnish with additional fresh dill and serve, or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Recipe and photo inspiration from DinnerattheZoo.com