Imitation Crab Roll

"This inexpensive imitation crab roll recipe is a great alternative to the more costly traditional lobster roll. A...
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Fox Valley Foodie

"This inexpensive imitation crab roll recipe is a great alternative to the more costly traditional lobster roll. A go-to recipe whenever you want a wallet-friendly taste of New England without actually having to go there!" — Fox Valley Foodie

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup mayo
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 Cup celery, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1 pound imitation crab meat
  • Split rolls
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter

Directions

Combine the mayo, lemon juice, celery, parsley, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Carefully add the imitation crab, in whole lumps. Let mixture rest 5-15 minutes to allow flavors to meld.

Generously load into buns and brush tops liberally with butter.

 

Imitation Crab Shopping Tip

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 Tip

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.

Imitation Crab 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.