Have you ever cooked with imitation crab meat, also called sea legs?
- i_am_Lois Dec 22, 2013 08:25 PM
People I know seem to have strong feelings about this product. They either love it or hate it. I like the flavor. I don't expect it to taste like crab... and it certainly doesn't. I like the mild seafood flavor it adds to dishes. It also has a texture that's pleasant.
Yes, I've used it (I've also seen it sold as krab or surimi)
It's meh. I'll choose real crab meat any time the selection and my budget will allow.
I have. It's not crab - but it's handy. Good as a team player, not a leader.
Makes a nice Prik king - crab . Great in a pot pie. Good in a cream sauce or, scrambled with garlic and nutmeg and eggs.
I don't mind it in a salad. But I find the texture to be too squishy when it's heated. It doesn't really taste anything like the real thing, it has it's own flavor.
I usually slice it up and put it in saimin or ramen with a lot of little odds and ends. I once tried to make krab salad with it, yak! A little goes a long way so I use it more as a garnish and freeze the rest of the 'legs' separately for later use.