Imitation Crab

Imitation Crab

What is Imitation Crab?

One of the more exasperatingly ambiguous food items you’re ever likely to come across, imitation crab (also known as krab or crab stick), can be found at just about every supermarket and neighborhood sushi spot. But what exactly is it, anyway? And should we be eating food that brags about being an “imitation” of some other food? [related]

Imitation Crab Shopping Tips

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Imitation Crab Cooking How-Tos

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Imitation crab is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.

Wine Pairing

Most white wines (especially albariño) and rosé with most fish dishes. Muscadet, sancerre, or New Zealand sauvignon blanc with cold fish dishes; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, or pinot blanc with grilled or roasted fish; sauvignon blanc or gewürztraminer with baked fish; grüner veltliner with fish pâté; vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with light fish dishes; fino or manzanilla with small fried fish; junmai, junmai-ginjo, or junmai-daiginjo with teriyaki fish.

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