Kani Salad Recipe

Good morning darlings :)  I'm sharing with you another simple recipe today.  I first tried this salad back when I was working in Makati.  It was served for lunch at the boss' Japanese restaurant.  I fell in love with the taste that I tried to recreate it many times at home.  I love the combination of flavors with the sweetness of mangoes, the creaminess of Japanese mayo, and the flavor of the sea with the crab sticks.It is so easy to make yet super delicious and will be highly appreciated by anyone who loves salads and Japanese cuisine.
Kani Salad Recipe
 

For this recipe, we will need the following ingredients:
1.  Lettuce
2.  Crab sticks/imitation crab meat
3.  Carrots
4.  Mangoes
5.  Cucumber
6.  Japanese mayo
Kani Salad Recipe
First, get the crab sticks.  Remove from plastic wrapper.  In a pot, put about an inch or so of water and bring into rapid boil.  Place a steamer above the water and put the crab sticks.  Steam for about 5 to minutes until cooked.  Once cooked, let the crab sticks cool down and set aside.
Kani Salad Recipe
Next, peel the cucumbers and the carrots.  Cut the cucumbers in lengthwise then deseed using a spoon.  Cut into one-inch sticks.  Get the carrots then thinly slice and cut the same size as the cucumbers.
Kani Salad Recipe
We will need ripe but firm mangoes for this recipe.  I used only one mango for this but you can add as many or as little as you want.  Wash the mangoes, remove the seed by cutting two faces of the mango then scoop out the meat using a large spoon.  Slice the mango as shown below.
Kani Salad Recipe
Now that the crab sticks have cooled down, shred it using your fingers.  This can easily be done as the crab sticks can be rolled then pulled apart into thin strips.
Kani Salad Recipe
Next, wash then tear up your lettuce then mix it together with all the ingredients in a large bowl.  I love that it looks so colorful :)
Kani Salad Recipe
You can now add the Japanese mayo.  I love using Japanese mayo for this dish as it has a richer flavor than the regular mayo.  It is also creamier and "eggier" than the usual.
Kani Salad Recipe
Now all you have to do is chill this in the fridge or serve it immediately in an ice bath :) Delicious!  You can also top this with tobiko.
Kani Salad Recipe
Hope you enjoyed today's recipe!
Have a great day!
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32 comments:

  1. You can also add whole kernel corn, so yummy!
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  2. looks so good angel :) you might also one to try one of those crunchy tuna japanese salads you might like that as well

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  3. Yummy colorful and healthy recipe. Thank you for sharing this doll :-)

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  4. Lovely post !xxKind of in love with your blog!
    Keep in touch xoxo

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  5. I add torn nori wrapper for more flavor. :)

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    1. nice suggestion :) will try that next time :)

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  6. Yum, yum, yum! I've never had crab sticks - this looks and sounds divine. Going to have to try it. I'll let you know when I do! Thanks for the great recipe xx

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  7. it's like maki without rice hehehe, yum yum and quite healthy too!

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  8. Wow, looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe <3

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  9. Looks really delicious! Looks like a great combination :)

    xxx

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  10. This looks so delicious!! I'd love to eat it right now...

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  11. I love Japanese mayo! For some reason, I felt the urge to add bits of chicharon when I try making this salad. It'll be the "fatty" version. Lol :D

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  12. this looks like a perfect salad for the summer time!! :D love mangoes!!

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  13. I LOVE kani salads! And that Kewpie Japanese Mayo has got to be the best thing that's been created. It goes well with anything! :) Thanks for posting this! :)

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  14. Super yum!! we just had kani salad on my baby shower 2 weekends ago. One of our friends brought the ingredients and assembled it in front of us. It looked like we were watching a cooking show haha..

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  15. I have had the most amazing spicy Kani salad from Yoshi in Woodbridge NJ. I have yet to have anything as good. They add thin crunchy wontons and Panko bread crumbs to their salad. If ever in NJ this place is a must, along with their sushi sandwich, tuna pizza, Yoshi roll and money bags for dessert.

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