How to Cook Crab Sticks

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How to Cook Crab Sticks
Using imitation crab sticks can be easier than extracting meat from a crab. (Jeffrey Hamilton/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Crab sticks are a form of imitation crabmeat. These sticks are primarily composed of a fish protein known as surimi. Crab sticks often are cheaper than genuine crabmeat, which makes them popular in a variety of dishes. One of the easiest ways and healthiest methods of preparing crab sticks is to use them in salads as an appetizer or a side dish to an entrée.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 1 cup raw macaroni noodles
  • 8 crab sticks
  • 2-3 spring onions
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1 tsp fresh dill
  • 3/4 cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt and pepper

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Boil the macaroni noodles according to the directions on the box. Drain them and set them aside in the refrigerator.

  2. 2

    Chop the onions and pepper and place them in a bowl.

  3. 3

    Chop the crab sticks into bite-sized pieces and add them to the bowl.

  4. 4

    Add the peas to the bowl as well and mix the contents of the bowl with a spoon.

  5. 5

    Chop the dill and place it in a small mixing bowl. Add the mayonnaise, milk, sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and pour over the crabmeat and vegetables.

  6. 6

    Stir the noodles into the crabmeat mixture and return to the refrigerator until completely chilled.

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