Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple

November 19th, 2011 in Salad Recipes by
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Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple

Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple

I didn’t post salad recipes for a while now, so wanted to come up with something special this time.

I chose salad made of surimi crab sticks mixed with tender pickled mushrooms, grated apple, fresh dill and parsley and dressed with ground black pepper and a bit of mayo.

This mix may seem unusual (especially here in US), however it is very popular in post-USSR countries. You can find it under name “Salad Anshlag” in menus.

Some people use boiled mushrooms for this recipe, however I prefer mushrooms pickled following this recipe: they are very easy to do and are less plain than just boiled; but this is a matter of preference.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz surimi crab sticks
  • 1 pint jar of pickled mushrooms
  • 1-2 apples
  • 3-4 eggs
  • 3-4 branches of green onions
  • Fresh dill to taste
  • Fresh green parsley to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste

How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients: boil eggs on hard, rinse greens, if you don’t like pickled mushrooms they can be replaced with 1lb of fresh mushrooms cleaned and boiled in slightly salted water:
    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 1

    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 1

  2. Dice crab sticks, put into big bowl:
    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 2

    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 2

  3. Drain liquid from mushrooms, slice big into halves or quarters, add to the salad bowl:
    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 3

    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 3

  4. Peel skin from apple and grate it on big slots, discard seeds:
    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 4

    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 4

  5. Chop hard boiled eggs:
    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 5

    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 5

  6. Add chopped onions:
    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 6

    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 6

  7. And chopped greens (dill and parsley):
    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 7

    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 7

  8. Generously season with freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste:
    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 8

    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 8

  9. Add mayo to taste and mix, cover with plastic wrap and put to fridge for an hour before serving:
    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 9

    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple Recipe: Step 9

  10. Serve as appetizer before main meal or as a side dish:
    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple

    Crab Sticks Salad with Pickled Mushrooms and Apple

Enjoy!

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