Words cannot describe how delicious this salad is. You just have to try it!
Certain foods taste great on their own, but they become even more exquisite when paired with something else. Think peanut butter and jelly, eggs and bacon, or ham and Swiss cheese. These are classic pairings, but we’d like to add crab and corn to the list too. It might sound strange at first, but our crab and corn salad is a match made in heaven. While the textures are contrasting, you will find that the flavors are very complementary. After all, they’re both cute and absolutely delicious!
Why we love crabs
Crabs are often viewed as a special treat. Most of us can’t always eat it due to the price and the perceived difficulty of making it. For many of us, this means that we usually only eat it when we go to our favorite seafood restaurant. If that sounds like you, it’s time to make a change!
The first thing you love about crabs is the soft and delicate meat. It has a deliciously sweet and satisfying taste. In addition to taste, cRab is also considered high in protein, low in carbohydrates, and low in fat. That makes it an excellent choice for weight loss and muscle building. Crabs are rich in nutrients like vitamin B12 and folic acid and are a great source of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. This combination of vitamins and minerals increases red blood cell production and energy, promotes bone health, optimal organ function, and even helps maintain and repair your muscles!
After all, working with crabs is easier than most people think. All you have to do is cook it for about five minutes per pound! Of course, you can also buy it pre-cooked and pre-peeled from your local supermarket.
Let’s talk about flavor combinations
To add to the sweetness of crab and corn, we need to spice things up a bit – literally. So we add Fresno chilli, which has a slightly fruity, slightly smoky taste with about the same flavor as a jalapeno. We also use finely chopped green peppers and spring onions to add grassy and slightly bitter notes.
When it comes to spices, chili powder contributes to a moderately hot and hearty taste, while the cumin gives a warm and earthy aroma. Finally, the fresh coriander, umbilical orange and lime add a wonderful layer of citrus flavor. Put it all together and it’s amazing!
As an aside, you’ll love to use roasted or grilled corn when making this recipe.
How best to enjoy this crab and corn salad
Honestly, I wouldn’t blame you if all you wanted to do was dip in with nothing but a spoon. Even so, there are plenty of delicious ways to serve this recipe!
Serve this crab and corn salad as a main course over a bed of fresh lettuce, on a Kaiser roll, with a side made of fresh pineapple slices or in pitas, salad cups or avocado halves. As a starter or snack, you can serve it as a dip for tortilla chips or crostini.
One thing is certain. No matter which serving option you choose, it will taste good Fantastic. Enjoy!
- 8th Ounces Crab meat
- 8th Ounces Corn kernels
- 1 Fresno chilli thinly cut
- 1/4 Cup green paprika finely chopped
- 1/4 Cup green onion finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin ground
- 2 tablespoon coriander fresh, chopped
- 1 Navel orange juiced and peeled
- 1 lime juiced and peeled
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2
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