June 29, 2009

Crab Salad and Potato Salad Ideas for July 4th

crab and potato salad
Yesterday I decided to make potato salad - and since I had so much leftover dressing I used it again tonight with fresh crab meat to make a tasty crab salad.

I think either dish would be a great addition to a picnic or bbq this weekend!

I don't necessarily recommend serving them together like I did since it is a lot of the same sauce for one plate.

Lets start with the dressing since it is super versatile.
  • Whisk together
    • 1cup of mayonnaise
    • 1/4 cup of milk (nonfat is fine)
    • 4 tablespoons of country grain dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon of salt and pepper
  • Add chopped red onions (about 1/2 an onion)
  • 4 celery stalks
  • Sprinkle some rosemary and thyme
This is enough sauce for either 3 pounds of potatoes. We just used approximately 2 pounds of small red potatoes and the rest for the crab salad.

Prepare the potatoes
  • Use small red potatoes - don't peel
  • Boil potatoes with salt for 15 minutes
  • Drain and then replace it over the pot with a cloth over to steam for 15 minutes
  • Chop into small pieces
Pour the sauce over the potatoes to your taste...

Crab Salad - use the same sauce over fresh lump crab. Can easily buy fresh crabmeat from your grocer - already cleaned and ready to go!

Serve with buttered grilled or pan fried bread.

A refreshing addition to any picnic or bbq!

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