Friday, August 12, 2011

West Coast Crab Salad

Another "Lindsey creation" made off the cuff. I'm telling you this is fabulous! Don't be frightened by the unusual blend of cinnamon, dill and basil. The cinnamon actually creates a sweetness and enhances the other flavors. It's very faint so you don't detect it. In fact, cinnamon is always my secret ingredient. I love to put it in meats, BBQ sauces, pies and dressings (My cinnamon sloppy Joe recipe is a favorite). People never know, but always say, "Wow! There has got to be a secret ingredient in here. I have never tasted this flavor before." Cinnamon is the trick!

West Coast Crab Salad
  • 1 large pkg flaked imitation crab meat
  • 1 pkg frozen corn (do not use canned)
  • 1 cucumber thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup of mayonnaise (I use Kraft with Olive Oil)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • tiny, tiny, pinch of salt
Toss crab,corn, cucumber, onions and cheese together in a salad bowl. Blend mayo, lemon juice, cinnamon, dill, basil and salt together. Pour over salad and toss. Chill before serving. Enjoy with warm sour dough bread!

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