This delicious Japanese-inspired kani salad takes under 5 minutes to make and has only 4 ingredients! It’s so easy to make and makes a great appetizer!
If you see me at a Japanese restaurant, particularly a sushi restaurant, you will find me eating a kani salad as my appetizer. I just love the blend of cucumbers, crab meat (I do know that it is imitation – but that’s alright), spicy mayo, and panko bread crumbs.
I could actually tell you the first time I tried a spicy kani salad. I was in Baton Rouge about 5 years ago and a restaurant had this and a friend of mine was like you have try this! I thought – why not because they had unlimited food for like $15. Thank you Sushi Masa! Appetizer included – which meant I was going to try this kani salad that my friends raved about.
Ya’ll – it was so good that I now have to get it when I go get sushi. So, because I am cheap and want to eat this all the time – I experimented with making this a few times before I perfected it.
Now, I’m sharing this recipe with you! This recipe takes around 5 minutes to make and has 4 ingredients. On top of that, it is around $7 to make the entire thing!
All you need is a cucumber, imitation crab meat, yum yum sauce, and panko breadcrumbs. Note: I love eel sauce and will add it to my recipe if I have it on hand, but it tastes amazing either way!
A huge time saver is having a mixer, whether it is a hand mixer or a stand mixer like I have that does it for you. If you haven’t upgraded to a stand mixer, it will change your life!
Try this delicious kani salad and share with your friends!