Put your hands in the air if you like sushi! [Stands up, waves hands wildly, shouting, “Me! Me!”] I love sushi. However, I’ve never made it, nor do I have a real desire to attempt it. It seems way too labor intensive for a short return, although incredibly delicious. I’d probably spend an hour creating a roll that takes me four seconds to shove in my mouth. Yeah, I’ll just enjoy my sushi out at restaurants or for take out.
So when I picked up Crab Classic at the grocery store, the first thought that came to mind was SUSHI! And then I remembered my aforementioned thoughts about the reality of actually trying to make sushi and decided, instead, to think about what ingredients I love best paired with crab in sushi. Well, that’s easy. Avocado. Cream cheese. Cucumber. Because any roll that includes those is sure to be a winner. Topped with some sweet chili sauce? Oh yeah, now we’re talkin’!
Easiest appetizer (or Sunday afternoon snack) ever. The cucumber crab bites are actually a lot like sushi… without the intense labor or the rice, which is a win in most people’s book. You’ve even got to cram the whole bite in your mouth, just like sushi, because it’s too hard to just eat half of or take a bite. Or maybe that’s just me. Very ladylike, I know.
So here’s the deal with how to “make” these delicious little cucumber crab bites. You slice a cucumber. You give each slice a shmear of cream cheese. You add a hunk of crab. You add a bit of avocado. And you pour a dollop of sweet chili sauce on top. Eat. Repeat.
What’s this Crab Classic that so wonderfully sat on top of my cucumber bites? Crab Classic is the #1 surimi seafood brand nationally, made from wild Alaskan Pollock and King Crab meat. It is also gluten-free, fat-free and certified by the American Heart Association as heart healthy. Besides that, Crab Classic is also certified by the MSC as a sustainably sourced seafood.
Crab Classic comes in a variety of different forms including flakes, chunks, legs, shreds, and single servings, though my grocery store was limited and just had chunks.
The legs would have been perfect for a roll-up type thing I made with the same ingredients as the cucumber crab bites just wrapped up in lettuce.
And not nearly as dainty or pretty. 😉
Have you ever made your own sushi? What must-have ingredients would you pair with crab?
Disclaimer: I received coupons for Crab Classic free of charge. All thoughts and opinions are my own.