Crab sticks are a product that is made fromprocessed minced fish surimi or pre-chopped white fish meat. In their shape and color, they are like the meat of a crab claw.
How to make crab sticks?( Video)
For the production of crab sticks do not use natural crab meat. The main ingredient is surimi.
Surimi is made from ocean fish of white color of high density and low in fat. Basically it is the fish of the cod species: blue whiting, hake, pollock.
As the fish fillet is not subjected to heat treatment, it retains protein and stores a portion of useful vitamins and microelements. To remove excess moisture, it is necessary to pass the product through a centrifuge-the output is a plastic white mass without odor and color.
To the finished surimi is added vegetable oil, starch, egg white, sugar, salt and stabilizers. The taste of crab meat is obtained with the help of flavors and flavor enhancers. To create color, use paprika, carmine and other dyes.
As a result, the number of fish minced meat in sticks ranges from 25% to 45%.
How to choose crab sticks?
Today in supermarkets you can meet a huge variety of all kinds of sticks. Before you choose this or that sachet, look at the composition of the product.
It is best to buy crab sticks, in which the list of ingredients begins with surimi. If surimi takes the second position in the list, it means that the minced fish in the product is at a minimum.
Wands, in which no minced fish at all, it is better not to buy. They consist mainly of soy protein, starch and other additives.
Quality crab sticks have a neat appearance, elastic to touch and juicy to taste. Defrost them at room temperature, so that the meat remains juicy.
Although crab sticks are not a useful product, they do not harm the body. They are used to make original and tasty dishes.
Dishes from crab sticks
We are already accustomed to the fact that no feast can do without the dishes from crab sticks .The number of recipes is very high.
Crab sticks are combined with different products: corn, rice, mushrooms, pasta, cucumber, sea cabbage, eggs, oranges, etc.
You can cook them in many different ways. Sticks can be stuffed with different fillings, fry and simply cut into salads. And, all the dishes are prepared quickly enough.
Each housewife in the freezer keeps the packing of rods. This product is considered low-calorie. Therefore, you can not worry about your figure and boldly use them in your diet. And not only on holidays.
Salad from crab sticks - recipe classic
Salad from crab sticks is considered the most popular after salad Olivier. Such a love of housewives he earned, thanks to the simplicity in cooking and incredible taste.
There are many variations of this salad, and each time you can come up with different combinations of products, achieving new tastes.
Let's consider the basic, classical variant.
- crab sticks: 200 grams( preferably without soy);
- egg chicken: 5 pieces;
- rice: 1 glass;
- canned corn: 1 can;
- salt: to taste;
- mayonnaise: 150 grams.
Rice boil with the addition of salt( 1 teaspoon).Eggs put the cook. At this time, dice crab sticks, add in Fig. Hard boiled eggs are cut and added to the sticks and rice. Open the can of corn, drain the juice and pour out to the main ingredients.
This workpiece can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days. Before the arrival of the guests, let the salad be dressed with mayonnaise and mix thoroughly. Salt can be added, but you can abstain. It all depends on your preferences.
Salad from crab sticks "Kani"( recipe)
Kani is the Japanese name for crabs that are used for sushi. Try this light vegetable salad.
- crab sticks: 3-4 pieces;
- medium cucumber: 1 piece;
- average carrot: 1 piece;
- lettuce: 3-4 beams;
- mayonnaise: 2-3 tbsp.spoons( to taste).
Wash and peel the cucumber and carrots. Slice lettuce 1 cm thick.
Carrot, cucumber and crab sticks shredded. Add mayonnaise, stir, refrigerate and serve.
Crab sticks Raffaello( recipe)
The recipe for crab sticks from will allow you to prepare a delicate snack that looks like a Raffaello candy. The dish looks great on the festive table, and can also be a good addition to hot dishes. The different stuffing gives a special taste sensation. As a filling, you can use walnuts, peanuts, olives, pieces of red fish, sprats, etc.
You'll spend 20 minutes preparing it, and a tasty treat is ready.
- egg chicken: 2 pieces;
- processed cheese: 2 pieces;
- crab sticks: 200 grams;
- garlic: 2 to 3 cloves;
- thick mayonnaise: to taste;
- walnuts: 100 grams.
On a small grater we rub hard-boiled eggs and melted cheese. Not completely defrosted crab sticks rub on the middle grater. Half of the wiped sticks will be put aside, and we place half of it in a bowl with eggs and cheese. Add crushed garlic, mayonnaise and mix thoroughly.
From the resulting mixture we form balls, inside each ball we place pieces of walnut. After that, balls should be rolled in the remaining crab shavings and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Serving on the table, you can decorate with greens, tomatoes or quail eggs.
Video: Raffaello from crab sticks
Stuffed crab sticks( recipe)
For cooking, well-defrosted crab sticks are needed to be easy to unfold. And in order not to damage the integrity, you need to lightly mash them with your fingers.
At the junction of the white and red stripes we find the seam, gently pull it and unfold it. Unfolded sticks can be neatly stacked one on top of the other, then they will not fold back.
The filling can be very diverse. We offer you a recipe of crab sticks stuffed with mushrooms and shrimps.
- crab sticks: 300 grams;
- champignons: 150 grams;
- hard cheese: 150 grams;
- onion: 1 small onion;
- shrimp: 100 grams;
- mayonnaise: 2 tablespoons;
- eggs: 2 pieces;
Cooking stuffing. Finely cut mushrooms, onions and fry in vegetable oil for 15 minutes. On a fine grater, rub cheese, eggs and place in a warm frying pan with mushrooms. Add prawns, greens, mayonnaise and mix thoroughly in a warm frying pan, until the filling becomes a homogeneous mass.
We unfold the crab stick. Evenly we spread on it a stuffing and again we turn in a tube. Stuffed crab sticks should be put in the refrigerator for freezing.
Before serving, each tube is cut with a very sharp knife in two pieces obliquely and nicely laid out on a platter.
Video: stuffed crab sticks
Rolls of crab sticks( recipe)
To prepare an appetizing and easy appetizer for a festive table, or in case of unexpected guests, crab rolls will help you out. The dish is prepared quickly and looks very festive on the table.
- crab sticks: 130 grams;
- hard cheese: 150 grams;
- greens: to taste;
- garlic: 5 to 7 teeth;
- mayonnaise: 4 - 6 tablespoons.
For the filling we rub on the middle grater cheese, add crushed garlic, mayonnaise, greens and mix everything thoroughly. Let's try the ready mix for the taste. If it is not spicy enough, you can add a little pepper.
Crab sticks to deploy as for stuffed sticks. On the surface, apply the filling and roll into a roll. Rolls should stand in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.
After that, cut each roll with a sharp knife into three parts. We put the finished rolls on a plate, decorate it and serve it to the table.
Pizza with crab sticks( recipe)
There is an immense amount of pizza recipes. It is prepared on a thick and thin dough, on a sheet and yeast basis, with a variety of fillings.
You can make pizza on a ready basis, which is sold in all supermarkets. If you have free time, it is better to cook pizza dough yourself.
The variant of pizza with crab sticks is considered the most economical, but unusually tasty.
- wheat flour: as much as necessary for making a not very steep dough;
- yeast: 30 grams;
- chicken egg: 1 piece;
- Warm water: 1 cup;
- sugar: 1 teaspoon;
- salt: ¼ teaspoonful;
- crab sticks: 100 - 120 grams;
- mushrooms: 200 grams( can be champignons);
- black olives: 10 pieces( pitted);
- ketchup: to taste;
- mayonnaise: 200 grams;
- hard cheese: 150 grams;
- green onion.
First we prepare the dough. To do this, dilute in warm water, yeast, salt and sugar. When all is dissolved, gradually add flour and stir to a homogeneous mass. Cover the dough with a towel - it should stand in a warm place for 30 minutes.
After that, the dough is well mixed, gradually adding flour until it stops sticking to your hands, and again we leave it for half an hour.
Lubricate the pizza mold with butter and spread the dough into it. The surface of the dough is smeared with ketchup, then with mayonnaise.
Now lay out the stuffing: chopped crab sticks, cut olives, pre-cooked mushrooms, chopped green onions. Sprinkle everything with grated cheese and lightly watered with mayonnaise.
The oven should warm up to 200 degrees. After that, put pizza in the oven for 15 minutes( see when the dough browns).
Video: pita bread with crab sticks
Pita bread with crab sticks( recipe)
There are many varieties of lavash roll. Extraordinary gentle and harmonious taste is lavash with crab sticks.
- crab sticks: 200 grams
- lavash: 1 piece;
- hard cheese: 200 grams;
- chicken eggs: 2 pieces;
- garlic: 3 cloves;
- dill: 1 bunch;
- mayonnaise: to taste.
Hard-boiled eggs mash with a fork, rub the cheese on a small grater, crush the garlic, finely chop the crab sticks and dill. All dress up with mayonnaise and mix thoroughly.
Lavash is laid out on the table and all its surface is lubricated with mayonnaise. We spread the filling from above and tightly roll it into a roll. We cut with a sharp knife a roll of lavash into small pieces. Before the arrival of guests, the dish should be kept in the refrigerator, wrapped in a food film.
Video: hot crab sticks
Crab sticks appetizer( recipe)
Many loved recipes with crab sticks , which are surprisingly simple, accessible and unusually tasty. Here is the recipe for the simplest sandwich snack , when the guests are already on the doorstep.
- crab sticks: 100 grams;
- white bread: 1 loaf;
- egg chicken: 1 piece;
- hard cheese: 50 grams;
- onion: 1 piece;
- garlic: 2 cloves;
- salt: to taste;
- mayonnaise: 1 packet.
Finely chop the onion and pour boiling water over it to remove bitterness. At this time, knead the hard-boiled egg with a fork. Grate slightly grated crab sticks on a large grater, grate cheese, chop garlic. All components are mixed in a bowl, salted and dressed with mayonnaise.
We take white bread, cut it in thin slices and spread it with a snack of crab sticks. The dish is ready - you can serve on the table.
Fried crab sticks( recipe)
Crab sticks are a versatile product. They can be eaten raw, added to salads, cook rolls and even fry. We offer you one of the recipes for roasted crab sticks.
- crab sticks: 8 pieces;
- chicken egg: 2 pieces;
- hard cheese: 80 grams;
- garlic: 2 teeth;
- mayonnaise: 60 grams;
- olive oil for frying;
- cornmeal for breading.
We buy crab sticks such that they unfold well.
We prepare the filling so. Rub cheese, add crushed boiled eggs, crushed garlic and mayonnaise. All mixed. Mayonnaise does not need much, otherwise the filling will become too liquid.
We spread the unwrapped crab stick and stuff it into a roll. Each roll is coated with mayonnaise, rolled in corn flour and placed on a heated frying pan to fry on four sides. We serve cold on the table.
Recipe for crab sticks in batter
This dish is a salutary snack, which is prepared very quickly, and on the table looks luxurious and convincing. It's quite easy to cook, and it's a pleasure to eat.
- crab sticks: 250 grams;
- flour: 4 tablespoons;
- egg: 1 piece;
- lemon: ½ pcs;
- light beer: 50 ml;
- vegetable oil: for frying;
- salt, pepper: to taste.
Crab sticks are placed in a bowl, add salt, pepper, lemon juice and let stand for 15-20 minutes.
While the sticks are marinated, we make claret. We beat the egg, gradually add the beer, then pour in the flour. You can shake with a blender or stir carefully so that there are no lumps.
In the dessert dip the crab sticks and fry until the golden color. On the table you can serve both cold and hot.