Crab Meat Salad

At home we have these salad mixes that we can buy or make, and put on our sandwiches for lunch.  These salads are based on meat or fish with mayo and/or eggs, curry and all sorts.  They are also a great alternative to your regular deli sandwich and, easy to make!

I sometimes really feel like a sandwich with egg and shrimp or egg and crab salad…  that much that occasionally, when I really feel like it, I resorted to make my own.  This is how I make mine:

Ingredients:

  • 100 – 150 gr. Crab meat
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2-4 tablespoons of Mayonnaise
  • Pepper & Salt, for seasoning
  • Chives or Parsley, washed and chopped finely
  • Brown multi-seed bread, or other bread you prefer
  • Rucola or watercress, optional

 

Method:

Take your eggs out of the fridge and grab a saucepan of medium to small size.  If you have an egg pricker, this would be the time to use this oh-so-handy little kitchen gadget, and prick a little hole in the bottom of the eggs.  Place the eggs into your saucepan and cover with water.   Get the water to boiling point and boil for another 10 minutes till hard boiled.

The trick to make them stop boiling on the inside is to poor off the hot water and immediately rinse with cold water.  This will also make them easier to peel.  Leave for a few minutes till they are not too hot to handle.  Peel your eggs and place aside to cool down completely.

Break up your crab meat in medium to small flakes in a mixing bowl, but I don’t like them too mashed either.  Flake it as much as you like 🙂

Add the chopped chives or parsley to the meat in the bowl and season to taste.  Mash up your now cold eggs and add on with the other ingredients in the mixing bowl.

I would now add half off the mayonnaise, and start folding this into the mix carefully.  Add more if required.  Now taste and see if you need more seasoning.

To serve, I’d like to grab a soft bread roll or multi-seed brown bread, and scoop some of the crab meat mix on the bread.  Add on some watercress or Rucola for a touch of spiciness and serve.  Hope you enjoy!

Tip: Alternatively to crab meat, you can use fresh shrimp instead.  If you like to, you can also add a touch of lemon juice to the mayo to shake it up a little bit.  And if you’d like to skip the bread all together, you can easily serve this as a salad on a bed of mixed rucola or watercress and maybe add some radishes.

Hope you enjoy, let me know what you think!

 

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