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Dec 12, 2013 07:34 PM

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

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,, 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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  1. You could probably sub 1:1

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

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      1. re: greygarious

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

        1. re: magiesmom

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

      2. 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

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

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

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          1. re: curiousaboutcafos

            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.