This post is a quick and easy recipe that we think you’ll love: Spicy Crab Salad. Despite our name, we have been living in Maryland for the past 3 years (boy, how time flies). If Maryland is known for anything, its crabs are near the top of the list. We’re no strangers to crab salads (check this delicious treat out), and felt it necessary to share another quick, easy crab salad for those of you who love the heat.
This crab salad has a definite kick to it. If you’re less into spicy foods, consider halving the hot sauce (or double everything else!). Either way, we think this will be a hit in your kitchen and around the picnic table. Kick off the great, summer weather with this refreshing, spicy crab salad.
One thing that many people still don’t know about us is that despite our blog name, we live in Maryland. Let me explain—when we started the blog a bit over 3 years ago, we were living in Springfield, Virginia. It was a great little spot, and we liked it a lot, except for the price. When we found the chance to move across the district to upgrade for a house (instead of an apartment), closer to the Metro, and lower rent, we jumped on it. This crab potato salad is just one small celebration of our time in Maryland.
You’re going to really like this potato (or yucca or jicama) salad. The crab, egg, and old bay add a flavor that is just in time for spring. Don’t just take my word for it, throw it together and try it out. The best thing is that it gets better as it ages in the refrigerator. Leftovers on day 3 and 4, if your leftovers last that long, are sweet. But enough from me, on with the crab potato salad.
The Crab Louie salad, sometimes known as the King of Salads, was something that I was made aware of during a business trip to the San Francisco Bay area. Looking at room service, this salad was one of the few things I could eat, with the exception of the salad dressing. Over my 4 days in San Francisco, this was my main-stay for lunch.
Since then, I learned more about the dish, and how it has been around since the early 1900s and is believed to come from the Bay area (go figure). We attempted to buy Dungeness crab, but alas the crab had spoiled. The good news is we used canned crab meat and it was just as delicious—well, maybe not exactly, but still incredibly tasty and way easier (and cheaper) than the Dungeness crab. This is going to make you a good deal of salad dressing, so be prepared to love salads even more than normal for the next week.
When thinking up new salmon recipes, we look for inspiration every where, even the local Costco. Costco sells crab-stuffed salmon year-round. Growing up, my parents would buy it on rare occasions, and it was always delicious. Heather and I often pick up salmon from Costco, but we’ve never bought the crab-stuffed salmon because we weren’t thrilled by the ingredient list.
Thankfully, we recently perfected our homemade mayonnaise recipe. It works as an amazing binder for recipes just like this one. We thoroughly recommend this salmon, as it’s a delicious dish that is great for a quiet night at home or for entertaining family and friends. With very little preparation, you’ll be enjoying this for dinner and wow’ing everyone in no time.
This stuffed mushroom recipe came about somewhat in a “kitchen sink” experiment. We had crab meat in the refrigerator we wanted to use and mushrooms that we bought and needed to be used.
These little crab stuffed mushrooms are delicious, and make a great finger food. We hope to make it again as soon as we have an opportunity to go to or host a gathering of friends and family.