And 5 days later I open the can of crabs. With three weeks of the semester left, I have been crazy busy. On the topic of our seafood friends, I have finally decided to try them out. A little disappointing but Anna wisely noted, “They cost $1.99, did you really think that they would taste like they came right from the Kamchatka Peninsula?” The crabs were really crumbly and lacking the taste of the real king crabs. Having said, when mixed in a salad or added to wontons, they taste pretty decent. The heartiness of the red beans and the freshness of the cilantro with the saltiness of the crabs really create a flavorful combination. Judge for yourself.
Ingredients: 1 can of crabs, 1/2 red pepper, 1/2 yellow pepper, 16 oz can of red kidney beans, 1 cucumber, fresh bunch of cilantro, 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, salt and pepper.
Begin by draining the red beans and washing them with cold water. Add to a big bowl.
Roughly dice the cucumber.
Add to the bowl. Next dice the yellow and the red peppers and add to the bowl.
Drain the crab meat
Chop the cilantro and add to the bowl.
Add the mayonnaise, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix together and done! This salad, despite looking almost too easy, really does taste good so don’t dismiss it. Enjoy!