Seafood Salad/Crab Salad Spread

"This is an awesome and delicious appetizer for a last minute preparation/invitation for a party or picnic. Or make ahead for your pre-planned gathering. Chill until served."
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  • 34 lb seafood or 3/4 lb crab, salad (already prepared at your local deli/seafood counter)
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • seafood cocktail sauce
  • cracker, assortment


  • Mix cream cheese and seafood salad.
  • On a dinner sized plate, mold mixture into a ring, leaving room on outside of ring for crackers.
  • Pour cocktail sauce in the middle of ring.
  • Chill until served.
  • Arrange cracker assortment around plate, outside of salad ring.

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  1. I was in charge of appetizers at a recent pot luck, this is one of the ones I made, used home-made seafood sauce and served in mini phyllo tart shells, they were gobbled right up! Thanks for a great recipe, it's a keeper for sure!
  2. This was a great appy for some drop in guests. My proportions were a bit off due to ingredients on hand, but the result was still tasty. I didn't quite have 3/4 of a pound of ready-made crab salad in the fridge, but mixed in some quickly defrosted salad shrimp with the cream cheese. I also used Bev's Quick and Easy Shrimp Cocktail Sauce (recipe# 26291). My guests were impressed that I could whip up such a delicious snack for our cocktails with no notice. I am glad that I had popped this into my cookbook long ago and kept the idea in mind.


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