By Andi of Longmeadow Farm on April 27, 2007
Photo by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
Photo by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
"This is a personal recipe -- tried and true -- made time and time again. I use this in the good ol summa' time, but can be used during the rest of the year as well. Normally, I buy "cold steamed blue crabs" from our local fish market, that are bursting with flavor after resting in the unique Maryland seasoning. I pick the meat, and make this cooling, refreshing salad. It is also great served on a saltine or toast points. Usually though, I just place atop a garden fresh lettuce leaf, and grab a cracker or two with it. If you get the time, marinate the crab meat in 1 tablespoon of Italian dressing for about 1 hour prior to gently folding together. If you don't get the time, that's okay too! Just *enjoy* You can substitute lobster, shrimp, or even conch meat."
Serving Size: 1 (163 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"This is an AWESOME recipe. Made for a big Birthday gathering and had to stop in the middle of the party and print off copies of the recipe. I made it with imitation crabmeat and salad shrimp. Added a little extra Italian dressing because the imitation crabmeat soaked it up. BOY.........the Itailian Dressing makes such a big difference. My oldest GS wants to make sub sandwiches with this recipes. THIS IS A KEEPER. Thanks for the GREAT recipe."
"Wonderful! I used imitaion crab meat and I added 1 can of quality crab meat. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. I served on a bed of lettuce and with cottage cheese. This is a great salad for the hazy, hot and humid days of summer! Thanks Andi."
"This is an excellent recipe! We made it to eat on hoagie rolls like a lobster roll. Substituted shrimp and just diced them up coarsely. I've been looking for "salad" recipe that he would actually eat, i.e. tuna, chicken, to no avail. I talked him into trying this one and he LOVED it! Kudos and thanks!"
"Really enjoyed this. Marinating the crab for the full hour really makes a difference. The only change I made was to add a bit of lemon juice to give it an acid edge. Served with baked tortilla wedges for lunch. Thanks for a great recipe that we'll make frequently!"
"We really did enjoy this salad. Will be making sandwiches next time. Thanks for posting."
"Made this a couple of weeks ago and was really impressed. I grew up in Maryland so if a crab recipe doesn't include Old Bay, I'm not interested! I was so pleased that I'm making it again tomorrow for a company potluck. Used real crab meat. If you live near a Trader Joe's, you can get a 1 lb. can for $9."
"My hubby and I absolutely love this recipe. I've been craving Crab Salad a lot with it becoming summer and this is one of the best I've tried. I haven't used the real blue crab with it yet, but the imitation crab meat goes very well with this so I can't wait to try it with the real thing. Definitely a keeper in our house. Thanks Andi for the great recipe!"
"I chose to make this recipe especially for DH, as he likes him some crab LOL. Made exactly as written, except I did not include the celery seed as I could not find it in the spice cabinet. Light and tasty, DH loved it atop gluten-free crackers. Thanks for posting, I will make this again during the summer months - made for Spring PAC 2012."
"I needed something to do with some nice crabmeat I bought packaged in a can at the the deli...Chicken Of The Sea Premium Select Real Lump Crab Meat and found this recipe. Delicious!!!! Added some lobster meat also at deli....do agree to cut down a bit on Old Bay!!!! We really enjoyed it on lettuce...Thank you !!!!!"
"Terrific! I made this exactly as written and had all of the ingredients on hand - even the crab meat thanks to a sale at the market! Living in Maryland, I know there are high expectations when it comes to crab anything. This did not disappoint. I used 1 lb of Special meat and served it on lettuce with crackers. It tasted like a crabcake without having to fry and heat the whole kitchen. Thanks for an awesome, authentic Maryland crab recipe!"
"OMG!!! This is incredible. LOVE the Italian dressing marinade and the other ingredients add crunch(I love crunch) and flavor. Yep, it's a winner!! Made for the Farmhouse, Country-style, Down-home, Home-style Cookin' EVENT hosted by Ms. Andi in the Cooking Photos Forum"
"WOW !!! This was real good, even though its neither hot or humid today. Made for the game today, and served with crackers. Made no changes in this. Turned ot GREAT !! Made for Potluck tag."
"I made this salad today for lunch, not as a salad but a filler for a sandwich. Did not have any celery nor the seed so left that out plus I used a sweet onion to compensate for the green onion. I also used imitation crab meat. Will make this again but probably will cut down on the Old Bay Seasoning. Very good, thanks for posting. WICheddar"
"I've never made crab salad before and I really didn't think that I would like it, but I followed the directions except that I didn't have celery seed and red pepper and I used sweet onion instead of spring onion. As soon as I tasted it I was thoroughly convinced that it would be my favorite cold summertime seafood salad! Thanks!!"
"I scaled this down to one serving and used 1/2 can of Bumblebee Crabmeat Select which has great crabmeat flavor if you can't get fresh. I had to use a yellow onion as it was all I had but would recommend sticking to the spring onion if available. I would also recommend cutting back a bit on the Old Bay seasoning as it was a bit strong for me also, and I love the stuff. Otherwise, a great crabmeat salad recipe."
"Yum! I reall;y enjoyed this for a late night snack. I scaled down the recipe to feed one, using imitation crab. Loved it! Thanks Andi! Made for the Potluck game."
"Although it's not hot and humid out today, it still tasted great! :) I used 4 oz shrimp and 8 oz fake crabmeat, 1 tsp Old Bay, sweet yellow peppers, 4 green onion (white parts and some of green) and no Tabasco. This was quite tasty and I ate it as a wrap on a flour tortilla with cheddar cheese. Thanks Andi!"
"This is a perfect summertime salad! Quickly prepared and so flavorful. As a personal preference, I would add less Old Bay next time just because I'm a little wimpy when it comes to spice."
"My DH really liked this, as did our guests. It has just the rick kick. I planned a "pontoon float" with friends and served with crackers along side cucumber sandwiches and brownies. Thanks!"
"Great salad. Made as directed and served with crackers. Thanks Andi, I will make this again!"