Crab Cocktail


Make your own crab cocktail with only a few ingredients. Great as a starter, or on top of some bread or even as a dipping sauce.

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Crab cocktail
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2020-05-20, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 10 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 09-02-2021

10 minutes 2 people Starters
Crab cocktail


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  • 1 can of crab meat, about 100 gram
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • lettuce of your choice, e.g. lamb's lettuce
  • 1 shallot or small onion
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • optional: ground paprika
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  • fork
  • bowl
  • salad spinner
  • cutting board & chef's knife

Crab Cocktail

10 minutes 2 people Starters

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Preparation -- 5 minutes

Rinse the lettuce of your choice and peel the hard boiled egg. Finely chop the shallot or small onion. Drain the canned crab meat and add it to a bowl.  

Crab cocktail
Crab cocktail

Finishing the crab cocktail -- 5 minutes

Crush the boiled egg using a fork and add it to the bowl along with 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise. Add the finely chopped onion and season with pepper, salt and a pinch of cayenne pepper.  

Serve on a bit of lettuce and garnish with a pinch of ground paprika. This easy crab cocktail is great as a starter or to go with some toast, bread or as a dipping sauce. Enjoy!

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