Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Surimi Rolls

The cooking bug is finally back! After my baby was born at the beginning of May I have not been in the mood to cook, think about cooking, or blogging about cooking. However, it's baaaaack! I have made so many fun recipes these past few weeks so get ready for some delicious posts.

One night I was going through some of my old recipes I had torn out of magazines when I found this recipe for Surumi Rolls. It is from the August 2009 Family Circle recipe, titled as a no-cook supper which definitely caught my eye! This is a great recipe for summer, and it is great for those days where you don't feel like cooking, but want something delicious to eat.

Now what the heck is surimi? Surimi is basically imitation crab. It is usually made with pollack and then is flavored with crab, shrimp and lobster, then pre-cooked. You can find it in the freezer section of the grocery store, and is usually labeled "imitation crab"

Surimi Rolls

1 lb imitation crab meat (surimi), chopped or shredded
3/4 cup chopped celery
4 tsp chopped tarragon
1 tbs dijon mustard
1 tbs olive oil
8 hot dog buns (please do not use your run of the mill hot dog buns, get the fresh bakery kind that you have to slice open)

In a large bowl, mix together the imitation crab, the mayo, celery, tarragon, mustard and olive oil until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. To serve spoon a generous half cup of the crab mixture into each bun. We found that slathering your bun with yellow mustard, topping the crab mixture with black pepper and adding some green leafy lettuce makes it even more excellent!

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