Crab salad perfect for spreading on crackers.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the sour cream, mayonnaise, relish, shallot, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with dill, parsley, cayenne, paprika, lemon juice, lemon zest, and black pepper; mix until well blended. Stir in crabmeat until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving to blend flavors.

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Nutrition Facts

99.9 calories; 12 g protein; 3.1 g carbohydrates; 53.4 mg cholesterol; 252.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2004
My mouth is still burning from the "heat" of this recipe..but I could not stop eating it! I used imitation crabmeat and definitely wasn't a pound so that is probably why it was so spicy. I ended up doubling the sour cream and mayo to tone down the flavor. Next time I will halve the cayenne pepper and go from there. What a great taste though. Can't wait to serve to our friends. Thanks HEP303! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2004
This recipe was just ok for me. I used fresh crabmeat and it just seemed dry. I tried adding more mayo and sour cream but then it took away from the flavors. If I made it again I would definitely have to play with the ingredients a little. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2004
My mouth is still burning from the "heat" of this recipe..but I could not stop eating it! I used imitation crabmeat and definitely wasn't a pound so that is probably why it was so spicy. I ended up doubling the sour cream and mayo to tone down the flavor. Next time I will halve the cayenne pepper and go from there. What a great taste though. Can't wait to serve to our friends. Thanks HEP303! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2004
My mouth is still burning from the "heat" of this recipe..but I could not stop eating it! I used imitation crabmeat and definitely wasn't a pound so that is probably why it was so spicy. I ended up doubling the sour cream and mayo to tone down the flavor. Next time I will halve the cayenne pepper and go from there. What a great taste though. Can't wait to serve to our friends. Thanks HEP303! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2005
My husband and I found this recipe to have a light lemony flavor followed by a bit of spicy which we love. Pulling the meat out of the fresh cooked crab took most of the prep time otherwise it came together quite quickly. We served it with vegatable crackers. It was enjoyed by all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2009
The lemon zest and fresh lemon juice make this salad sing out loud. The dill adds an interesting twist and the cayenne pepper a very pleasing zip. My only suggestion is for those that don't like a dry mixture. As written this recipe comes out rather dry. Those that like more moisture in the mix should add more of the wet ingredients. I've had many crab salads through the years and this is one of the most tasty and interesting. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2007
Used to stuff avocados. Yummy! Way better than regular crab salad. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2007
This was the first time that I made this recipe and it was for a Mother-Daughter salad luncheon at my church. I made it a day before I needed the salad so that the flavors would all have a change to blend together. I had to add an additional tablesppon each of the sour cream and mayonnaise because the salad wasn't moist enough for my liking. Instead of the one pound of shredded crab I used two pouches of imitation crab meat 7 ounces in each pouch. I minced the meat in my food processor so that I could easily transfer a small amount of the salad into individual phyllo mini-tart shells using the bigger scoop of my melon baller. I placed these little tarts on white paper doilies on top of a cobalt blue tray and it was a lovely plate for the table. I'm figuring it was a success because there was not one single piece leftover to bring back home! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2007
I left out the sour cream relish parsley cayenne pepper paprika and lemon zest. I added garlic powder and emeril's bayou blast and cheddar cheese into the crab salad...absolutely delish when I used it on top of some toast Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2004
This recipe was just ok for me. I used fresh crabmeat and it just seemed dry. I tried adding more mayo and sour cream but then it took away from the flavors. If I made it again I would definitely have to play with the ingredients a little. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2012
I served this on a bed of lettuce with some red bell pepper and peas. My boyfriend doesn't really like crab but couldn't stop raving about this salad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2008
I stopped adding crab to the sauce mix when it seemed like it was going to get too dry...and I ended up only using about 1/2 pound. Next time I would cut the dill and cayenne in half since they stood out and detracted a bit from the overall flavor. We really liked the recipe it just needs a bit of tweaking. Read More
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