Seafood Salad


Seafood Salad

Let’s get this out-of-the-way first. I grew up with “imitation” crab meat. I don’t think I ever tasted real crab or lobster until I was well into my 20s. It was just what we had. Now, I know there is this thing about real crab versus imitation crab. I get it. Real crab is delicious. But, there is nothing wrong with imitation crab. No, it is not crab meat but rather fish formed into crab like pieces but it tastes fine. No, it does not taste like real crab but there is nothing wrong with liking imitation crab or eating it.  I especially think in a Seafood Salad such as this (see, I didn’t call it Crab Salad so the purists could complain) it tastes great and is much more economical than real crab.

So, both of my kids were a bit hesitant about this meal. They don’t particularly care for mayonnaise based salads. I was hoping the flavor of the dill would win out and they would like it.

Verdict:

They liked it! My daughter actually wanted more dill in hers but everyone else thought it was perfect just they way it was. Next time I will give her the dill and a small bowl and let her make it to her tastes.

I served this on a toasted roll with potato salad and pickles. We made a whole picnic meal out of this.

Seafood Salad

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. imitation crab meat, chopped
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 stalks of celery, finely diced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dill
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • black pepper to taste
  • 6-8 sub rolls, toasted if desired
  • lettuce, onion or tomato, if desired

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Taste and adjust spices to your liking. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Marci got to have the real thing! Seafood in Florida is so reasonable…But if you all like it that works for me…Spoiled Seafooder in Florida! LOL

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Understand but in the Midwest real seafood – other than Red Lobster is hard to come by. 🙂

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      1. Oh really…Gee I take it for granted weekly when I visit our Seafood Market! I know spoiled rotten! LOL

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Our closest seafood market is 90 miles away. We visit once or twice a year but usually eat it right there in their cafe rather than bring it home.

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          1. Oh my you are in the country Marci with your family? 90 miles oh my. Our Seafood Market is 2 miles from our beachside home-we are terribly spoiled indeed my friend! Cheryl

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            1. koolaidmoms says:

              Not so bad. 90 miles one way to Chicago, 90 miles the other way to Grand Rapids. Both nice cities with lots to do.

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              1. Yes, I have been to Chicago-The windy City twice! Cheryl

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  2. Jodi says:

    Oh how I want this right now!!! 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you.

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  3. Lyn says:

    I started buying imitation crab when I started trying to lose weight, it’s not bad and you’re so right when it comes to cost and!!! the fact that decent seafood isn’t easy to come across in the Midwest!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I mix it with shrimp too from time to time which is really good!

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  4. Pamela says:

    This looks really good.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  5. This looks so light and refreshing, yumm! But yes, real crab would be better but I understand your landlocked dilemma. 🙂

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  6. Yumm looks great Marci!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  7. ddr_74 says:

    I just finished dinner, and here I am drooling… looks amazing!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Why thank you!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  8. This looks delicious. What a different easy meal too!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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