Crab Appetizers
This crab appetizer recipe is a nice contrast to meat and potato party food. These can also be gluten free, just check your mayonnaise.
Servings Prep Time
32appetizers 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
32appetizers 15minutes
Crab Salad
  1. Mix mayonnaise, celery, chives, zest, lemon juice. Test it and add salt to taste.
  2. Toss with crab meat
  3. Use a peeler to score (cut a bit of the dark green) of the cucumbers lengthwise so that they have 1/2 inch stripes of light and dark green
  4. Cut cucumbers on a bias (diagonally) to create pieces that are 3/4 inch thick
  5. Use a melon baller to scoop a bit of the center out of each slice to hold the crab filling
  6. If you like you can refrigerate these pieces for up to 2 days, then assemble on the party day
  7. Place a spoon full of crab salad on each (#60 scoop works nicely) and arrange on a towel lined baking sheet
  8. Sprinkle with chives and paprika
  9. Place on a tray lined with a kitchen town, and cover with plastic wrap until ready to transfer to serving dishes