Monday, February 24, 2014

Blue Monday - Blue Crab Salad

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I grew up in the Washington, D.C. and Maryland area, famous for Blue crabs. I love this delicacy, and I miss it! Even though Florida offers an abundance of seafood, I have not been able to find good tasting hardshell Blue crabs.

This week, I think I've finally found out how I can enjoy some. First, I bought a one-pound container of Blue crab meat, seen here in the Blue container. I will state that it is expensive to buy a premium lump crab meat, but don't bother with anything else.

After removing the Blue label, I mixed the ingredients you see here. (I've given the recipe below.) Note that I used a light mayonnaise, shown here with its Blue label. My salt and pepper shakers have  Blue tops.

One important ingredient that I added to the recipe was Old Bay Seasoning with Blue on its label. It adds just the right flavor. I served the crab salad on my Blue trimmed plate. I ate it with crackers. This made me happy, happy, happy. Yum!

Here's the recipe I found online:

Fresh Crab Salad with Lime Zest

3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 pound fresh lump crabmeat, picked over
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Lettuce leaves, for garnish
Lime wedges, for garnish

In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the lime zest and lime juice. Gently fold in the crabmeat and season with salt and pepper. Arrange lettuce leaves on a platter or plates and mound the crab salad on top. Garnish with lime wedges and serve.

The crab salad can be refrigerated for 4 hours. SERVINGS: 4

Have you ever enjoyed Blue crabs?

Happy Blue Monday!
































Chubby Chieque said...

YummmY,,, It's only 6am and crab salad for my brekky, not bad?

I need to try this.

Happy Bue Monday.
/CC girl

My name is Riet said...

That sounds delicious Sally. I love crabsalad.Happy BM

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I miss lots of seafood living in a landlocked state, Sally. Your crab salad looks so good!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Glad to hear you found a way to have blue crabs. I hope you enjoyed your crab salad. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Have a nice week.

Lina Gustina said...

I'd love to try it for the first time, Sally. Looks tasty.

Lola said...

Great recipe- happy Blue Monday!

Trust you never suffer from Winter blues!!

Hazel said...

I notice blue on food is delicious. Thanks for the recipe Sally. Happy Monday.

Anni said...

I love crabs, but I prefer eating them as they are. I think the best part is the stuff in the shell, not the white meat.
Happy Blue Monday!

Little Wandering Wren said...

Delicious as our Japanese house guests I'm sure would say! This looks lovely and tasty and easy to make as well (well maybe not if I can't fine the premium Blue Crab, good job I'm soon on my way to the US might pop a can into my luggage!)
Wren x

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

It's the Old Bay Seasoning container that really catches my eye: I love that stuff!

Happy blues to you!

Jim said...

The usual blue sky in my post today.

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Sounds like a delicious treat, Sally!
Thanks for hosting.

LV said...

I love some sea food, but not all. This sound really good and I am sure it is because it was in a blue container.Have a good week.


Great récipe dear Sally, I love crab in any shape or form! Thank you so much for hosting the BLUE Party.
Have a wonderful week.

Eileen said...

This sounds and looks delicious! Crabs are one of my favorites, too. My grandmom makes a hot crab dip that is just amazing. Your post makes me want some. :)

joyh82 said...

Yum, sounds very good and I love crab. Hope you have a great week!

Leovi said...

Thank you very much, very rich blues!

Ann said...

Whoa, glad you posted this. I did not know that Chicken of the Sea made this. It is really hard to find as you say to find any crab that tastes good. I'm off to the grocery!!

Dies und Das said...

Sicher eine hervorragende Delikatesse !
Schönen Gruß,

Laura said...

Lots of blues to go with your recipe Sally, well done!

Anonymous said...

Yummy! I love crab, of any sort. Fun post Sally. I've gone maritime today.


If I was Smart or savvy, you know that's the pic I would have chose for your BLUE fact, I took that pic thinking of BLUE Monday, my dear friend!!! Thank you so much again and have a lovely week.

Gillena Cox said...

great stuff, sounds yummy; i would have added though just a hint of grated nutmeg

Thanks for stopping over at my blog

much love...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe, your crab salad looks so yummy; Happy Monday :)

Anonymous said...

I Love crab aas well as lime - thanks for the recipe!

About my entry - am on the computer of a friend, so wasn't able to put in the pic -sorry.

betty-NZ said...

Sounds yummy!

Julie said...

This looks delicious.

Huldra said...

I`ve never seen this before, so thank you for sharing. I`m not so into seafood, but I think the only way to get crab here is to buy them frosen, or as crabsticks.
Thank you for the nice comment at my blog :)

Huldra said...

I`ve never seen this before, so thank you for sharing. I`m not so into seafood, but I think the only way to get crab here is to buy them frosen, or as crabsticks.
Thank you for the nice comment at my blog :)

Ann said...

Sally, had to go to a few stores before I found the Chicken of the Sea Crab, making the salad for lunch today!!

Anonymous said...

If I ate fish, I'm sure this would be yummy. Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful Blue Monday meme.

Gentle Joy said...

I have never had blue crab salad, but it looks great! Good job of incorporating blue into every step! :) Thank you for posting.Gentle Joy

Wholesome Joy said...

While I Don't like crab, this looks very nice and the plate is So Cute! <3