Maryland Crab Salad

READY IN: 20mins


  • 1
    lb crabmeat, fresh (can use other suggested seafood)
  • 1
    tablespoon Italian dressing (to marinate the crab)
  • 1
    teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (to taste, if prefer spicy go up to 1 tablespoon)
  • 12
    cup mayonnaise (important to use Dukes or Hellman's)
  • 14
    cup red pepper, diced
  • 14
    cup celery, diced
  • 1
    small spring onion, minced
  • 14
    teaspoon celery seed
  • 18
    teaspoon dry mustard (Dijon can be subbed)
  • 18
    teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1
    dash Tabasco sauce (add more for additional spicy taste)


  • Carefully comb through crab meat for any extra shells.
  • Making sure not to break up crab, marinate crab pieces with Italian dressing for about 1 hour. But if you don't get a chance, ten minutes works well too.
  • Mix all other ingredients in a medium bowl thoroughly.
  • Add crab meat mixture to mayonnaise mixture and mix with spatula, again not to break up pieces.
  • You can either cool in fridge for an hour or two, or you can eat directly.