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Old 06-20-2018, 09:55 AM   #1
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Surimi as the star????

Iíve always eschewed surimi, aka imitation crab or krab. I donít really like or trust anything ďimitation,Ē even though Iím well aware that I eat or drink foods with imitation flavors and other ingredients all the time. But imitating crab just seemed really egregious, kind of a slap in the face to those mouth-watering crustaceans.

I was on one of my shopping jobs the other day, though, and the storeís little fresh sushi corner was offering up samples of seafood rolls. They were clearly made with surimi, but I was hungry andthe samples were free, so I tried one (okay, I tried three). It was delicious!

I googled ďrecipes specifically for surimiĒ and came up with the usual list of recipes that are for crab but substitute surimi in the interests of frugality. Iím not adverse to these recipes, especially since Iím trying very hard to be more frugal myself these days.

I was wondering, though, has any of you come across a recipe or recipes that are designed for surimi? Recipes that donít read ďcan substitute surimi,Ē but rather have surimi as the star ingredient, even recipes that specify ďdonít use real crab in this recipe?Ē

Please, I implore you, donít go out of your way to research this, unless itís tickled your curiosity bone. Although, if you do use surimi on occasion, Iíd love to hear how!

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I unroll the krab "legs" and place on top of a sheet of nori, then I add in the avocado slivers, green onion, carrot, cucumber and roll up for my sushi-less rolls.
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I unroll the krab "legs" and place on top of a sheet of nori, then I add in the avocado slivers, green onion, carrot, cucumber and roll up for my sushi-less rolls.
If you’re adding cooked and seasoned short grain rice, it’s sushi! Sushi’s about the rice, not the fish (or lack thereof)!

I’ll try this, it looks easy and inexpensive, and yummy. Thanks!
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I've seen krab rangoon recipes. Did you try using krab rather than surimi?
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If youíre adding cooked and seasoned short grain rice, itís sushi! Sushiís about the rice, not the fish (or lack thereof)!
PF eats low carb, so she's removing the rice and eating the rest.
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It's been a while, but I've made a deviled crab salad with surimi. Add minced celery, minced red and green peppers, onion and garlic powders, fresh parsley, lemon juice, mayo and hot sauce to taste. Serve in a croissant as a sandwich or over spring greens.
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Oh we used to get a crabstick bake in school, yes that was name I grew up with. It just cooked rice, surimi, boxed hollandaise sauce and fresh croutons and then baked until the croutons are golden. I loved it, I still would but I cant have lemon.
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If youíre adding cooked and seasoned short grain rice, itís sushi! Sushiís about the rice, not the fish (or lack thereof)!

Iíll try this, it looks easy and inexpensive, and yummy. Thanks!

I understand sushi means seasoned rice, I do not use it. Hence, sushi-less rolls.
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I understand sushi means seasoned rice, I do not use it. Hence, sushi-less rolls.
Aha! I figured you knew, just double checking! Do you ever use rice paper instead of nori. I love nori, but Mark hates it!
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Oh we used to get a crabstick bake in school, yes that was name I grew up with. It just cooked rice, surimi, boxed hollandaise sauce and fresh croutons and then baked until the croutons are golden. I loved it, I still would but I cant have lemon.
That sounds good! Think I’d use some other kind of dressing, though. Boxed hollaindaise sounds a bit unappetizing...
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