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Culinary Carrie: Spicy Crab Salad On Chilled Cantaloupe

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Ingredients
  Cantaloupe melon 1 , peeled (deseeded, cut into 1 inch dice)
  Crab sticks 1 Pound, shredded
  Mayonnaise 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fresh mint leaves 2 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Fresh basil leaves 2 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Lemon 1 , juiced, zested
  Old bay seasoning 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Fish sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), mince
  Onion 2 Tablespoon, minc
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Sea salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh cracked pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Wash and clean the cantaloupe from the outside, remove the skin and scoop out the seeds.
2. Cut in long strips around 1 inch wide and turn and cut one inch wide again, It should be like small dices.
3. Shred the imitation crab sticks, finely chop the mint leaves, fresh basil, mince the garlic and onions, and keep it aside until needed.

MAKING
4. In a medium size bowl combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, zest, old bay seasoning, cayenne, fish sauce, minced garlic and onion, mint, basil, sugar and salt and pepper.
5. Mix everything well and then add the shredded crabs and toss everything together.
6. Chill the mixture for an hour before serving.

SERVING
7. Serve the spicy crab salad over bed of chilled cantaloupe.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Euro Asian
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Cantaloupe
Interest: 
Easy, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Story
My Spicy Crab Salad on Chilled Cantaloupe makes either a palate pleasing appetizer or the main course for a light meal on a warm evening. Both visually pleasing and bursting with layers of asian-influenced flavors you'll love this creation whenever you choose to serve it.

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