Saturday, October 4, 2008

Cucumber and Crab Salad Bites



Last night I was poling my husband on what he wanted to eat for our "General Conference Buffet." Today of course was the Saturday session and we decided to just do a variety of things to munch on . . . his requests: fruit, shrimp cheese ball, and pigs in a blanket, my choices: Cucumber and Crab Salad bites, banana bread.
I was given 14 very ripe bananas this week so I have been planning to make banana bread all week, so I guess that was already set in motion, but the Cucumber and Crab Salad bites are a new invention! (and a new FAVORITE!)
Cucumber, crab, avocado and tomato go together so well! I love the crisp coolness of the cuc's, the sweetness of the crab, the creaminess of the avocado and the acidity of the tomato combined to form one perfect bite! (I can see my sister Julie thinking "oh gross cucumber's . . . Jule's you can eliminate the cuc's and serve this salad on toastettes or crackers, or simply as a dip!)
Having gorged on our little lunch buffet I am already getting excited for what I am making tomorrow (we'll see if the hubs shares the same sentiments . . . onto the goods . . .
Cucumber and Crab Salad Bites
Recipe by: Emily

2 Cucumbers, striped and sliced 1/4 inch thick
8 oz Crab flakes (I used imitation crab, you can use the real deal if you want to)
1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
1/2 Avocado, diced
1 Tbsp Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp Sour Cream
1/2-1 tsp Horseradish
4 strips Bacon, crisped and crumbled (optional)
Salt
Pepper

Lay the cucumber slices out flat on a platter. Mix the diced crab, avocado, tomato, mayo, sour cream, salt, and pepper together. Place a heaping teaspoon of the crab salad onto each cucumber slice. Sprinkle the bites on top with crumbled bacon if desired. Refrigerate until serving. Enjoy!

4 comments:

Lisa said...

These sound so good and creative. I will use it for a football game. Thanks!

K8 said...

Love your blog, Emily! you are quite the chef. Chef-ess I should say! Your cake below is extremely impressive, my heavens child. Teach me your talents!

Got your comment: no, that wasn't my mom that my gpa was referring to, but one of the many wirthlin daughters nonetheless. My family still crys with laughter each time they retell that story.

Keep up the cookin'! I think about that fabulous sponge/roll-up cake we made in Berlin all the time- especially around Xmas-- I always want to re-invent it!

xoxo

Jenny said...

Emily,

Those are just fabulous! They would be the perfect appetizer at any party! Great recipe girl! Have a great rest of your weekend!

Deb said...

Wow, what a great sounding appetizer & I bet they go fast!