Curry Crab Salad

10 Dec

It’s that time of year – the weekends leading up to Christmas are packed with holiday parties. We’ve all been to them and I’ve certainly had my share. Some are more elegant, some can be corporate and stuffy and some can be boozy. I’ve seen friends and coworkers drink too much, karoke too much, dance a little too much – thank goodness I’ve never been guilty of any of those things. Regardless, it’s a great time to break out the festive sweaters, have a guzlet of your beverage of choice and enjoy the holiday spirit with our friends, family and office mates. Here’s what I’m taking to a holiday party later this evening – Curried Crab Salad. I got the idea from a recipe on and it’s super quick and easy –

Chop 3 green onions and combine with 2 spoonfuls of mayonnaise along with juice from half a lemon (or lime). Add maybe half a spoonful of yellow mustard and stir in some curry powder, a little cumin and some salt and pepper. Next, fold the crab meat in until just combined. The recipe also mentioned this is better made in advance; so I made it earlier today, hoping the flavors meld together as much as possible before tonight.

Top with a half a sliced red grape, serve on a cracker and there you have it, ladies and gentleman: a delicious, perfect appetizer, rich and packed with flavor. Happy holidays and happy parties.

Grazing in The City - Curried Crab Salad

Grazing in The City - Curried Crab Salad


  • 1 can lump crab meat (I got mine at Cosco)
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 spoonfuls mayonnaise
  • half spoonful yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons curry powder (more/less to your liking)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste


It’s so easy, combine everything as noted above and top with a sliced red grape. Happy holidays!


4 Responses to “Curry Crab Salad”

  1. Eva @ December 11, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    These do look beautiful Bill. I tried the lump canned crab at costco and was really disappointed, we returned it. No real chunks, just a bunch of stringy crab. The red grape sure makes it festive.

  2. Arturo Féliz-Camilo December 30, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    Looks yummy!

  3. Sunshine Sandy January 6, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    It’s hard to believe that someone that was raised as close to “Hennrietter” as you were can cook like this. You certainly weren’t raised on these foods. “Rough Rations” (as my mother-in-law called them) were the norm here in ” Rullerford” County. You know, beans, taters, corn, cornbread and the such. You do a great job and I am proud of you ! Keep up the good work.

    • billpeeler January 7, 2012 at 7:30 am #

      Thanks, Sandy! Every time I go back, I realize how much I miss Hennrietter and Sandy Mush and Ellenburr and good old Sunshine. And as far as I’m concerned, those ‘rough rations’ aren’t so rough to me at all!

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