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Crab salad with cucumber and mushrooms


Delicious crab salad with cucumber and mushrooms - tender, hearty, high-calorie! A portion of such an appetizer can be served for dinner with a fresh wheat bun, which is enough to feed an adult. This recipe for crab salad will become your lifesaver in the case when guests are on the doorstep, and there is no time left for long cooking. The products are the simplest and the cheapest, you can find them both in winter and in summer in any grocery store.

Crab salad with cucumber and mushrooms

By the way, I’ll tell you a secret - if you are in a hurry, then you can serve the dish a little warm to the table. It does not spoil the taste, it seems to me that it’s even better. For a festive serving, I advise you to decorate the salad with seafood - shrimps and mussels, they will perfectly complement the dish.

  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Servings Per Container: 3

Ingredients for Crab Salad with Cucumber and Mushrooms

  • 300 g of crab sticks;
  • 150 g of fresh cucumbers;
  • 150 g of champignons;
  • 80 g stem celery;
  • 120 g of onion;
  • 50 g of green onions;
  • 130 g carrots;
  • 100 g mayonnaise;
  • 15 g butter;
  • vegetable oil for frying, salt, black pepper.

The method of preparation of crab salad with cucumber and mushrooms

Finely chop celery stalks and onions. In a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil, add the butter. When the butter has melted, put the celery and onions, fry over low heat for 8-10 minutes, until the vegetables become almost transparent.

Carefully remove the sautéed vegetables from the pan, leave the oil - it will be needed in the future.

Fry celery and onions over low heat

Cut the carrots into strips, send them to the pan, cover and cook over moderate heat for about 10 minutes. During this time, the carrot will become soft.

Carrots are also carefully removed from the pan. In order not to scoop up oil for frying, it is better to get vegetables with a spatula with slots.

Separately, fry carrots

Cut mushrooms for crab salad with cucumber and mushrooms into thin slices, put in hot oil. At this stage, I advise you to add a little vegetable oil, as the mushrooms absorb it very much.

We cook mushrooms for 6-8 minutes, this time is enough for making champignons.

Fry champignons with added butter

Defrost crab sticks, cut into narrow strips along.

Cut crab sticks into strips along

Throw chopped crab sticks into a preheated pan, add finely chopped green onions. Fry onion with chopsticks literally 1-2 minutes.

Fry crab sticks with onions for 1-2 minutes

In a deep plate we put the sautéed onion with celery and stewed carrots, add the crab sticks fried with green onion and the fried mushrooms. We cool the food to room temperature, you can put the plate in the refrigerator for a while.

Put crab sticks, vegetables and mushrooms in one plate

Shred fresh straw with a thin straw, add to the plate to the rest of the ingredients. Sprinkle all together to taste with salt, pepper and black pepper.

Shred cucumbers and add to the rest of the ingredients

We season the crab salad with cucumber and mushrooms with mayonnaise, mix thoroughly and decorate with fresh herbs before serving. Bon Appetit!

Salad of crab sticks with cucumber and mushrooms is ready!

This appetizer may seem to you too high-calorie, because almost all the ingredients are pre-fried in oil, in addition, the salad is dressed with mayonnaise. You can slightly reduce calorie content - boil carrots in their uniforms, boil mushrooms as well, and mix mayonnaise with sour cream in equal proportions.