Culinary Carrie: Spicy Crab Salad on Chilled Cantaloupe

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Jul. 25, 2011


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



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.


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.


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

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 8