Imitation Crab Salad Recipe


Surimi has its origins some 900 years ago in Japan. The main fish species now used is the Alaskan Pollock or Walleye Pollock, now as these species have been wiped out it is made from other species.

Flavoring is added to surimi to make it taste like crab meat. These flavorants can be natural or artificial, but typically a mixture of both is used.

There are various Alaskan Surimi cuts and styles, you can get whole legs that look like Alaskan crab legs, which can be served up whole or cut into smaller pieces. There are mini-cuts are pre-cut into bite-sized portions, which are ideal for salads.

The chunk meat looks and tastes like fresh crab meat and it is ideal for seafood salads, crab soups as well as both hot and cold pasta dishes.



1 pound imitation crab meatflake the meat

1/2 cup red onion finely diced

1/2 cup green bell pepper diced

1/2 cup celery diced

1/4 cup sour cream

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise

2/3 cup Italian-style salad dressing

2 tablespoons lemon juice or lime juice

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano


Step One Combine the diced onion, green pepper, celery and the imitation crab meat well in a large mixing bowl

Step Two Combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, salad dressing, lemon juice, oregano, salt and black pepper in a separate bowl.

Step Three When done pour the dressing mixture into the crab and vegetable mixture and gently mix the ingredients through

Step Four Cover the bowl and allow to chill for at least 2 hours before serving

There are many The Best Crab Salads

Imitation Crab Salad Recipe