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Salmon macaroni salad from simplyrecipes. Can I substitute crab instead?

curiousaboutcafos Dec 12, 2013 07:34 PM

Hi I tried to email the creator of this recipe in time for a get-together this weekend but I fear I will not receive an answer in time.

I'm curious what you guys think of me removing the canned salmon in this recipe, http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/..., and using canned dungeness crab instead?

I'm curious if you would recommend adding/subtracting the amount of crab used or if I should change any other ingredients to suit the crab vs the salmon?

I greatly greatly appreciate your help with this! Looking forward to a recipe success at the party!

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    curiousaboutcafos Dec 12, 2013 08:46 PM

    wow! you guys are amazing, thanks a million !!!

    1 Reply
    1. re: curiousaboutcafos
      ChristinaMason Dec 13, 2013 11:15 AM

      I think you will have better results with fresh cold-packed crab, but otherwise, yes, agree with the others: sub 1:1 and perhaps swap out the dill for tarragon or parsley.

    2. biondanonima Dec 12, 2013 07:50 PM

      I would probably use tarragon instead of dill, but otherwise, a one-to-one sub of crab for salmon will be great.

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      1. re: biondanonima
        Ttrockwood Dec 12, 2013 08:09 PM

        Good call on the taragon- dill and crab could be a little odd...

      2. greygarious Dec 12, 2013 07:45 PM

        Removing canned salmon is always a good idea. Use an equal amount of canned crab.

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        1. re: greygarious
          magiesmom Dec 12, 2013 07:52 PM

          We eat a lot of canned salmon and really like it. Canned crab tastes like the can to me.

          1. re: magiesmom
            fldhkybnva Dec 12, 2013 07:53 PM

            I also really like canned salmon, not so much canned crab

        2. fldhkybnva Dec 12, 2013 07:43 PM

          You could probably sub 1:1

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