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Dec 22, 2013 08:25 PM

Have you ever cooked with imitation crab meat, also called sea legs?

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.

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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. Yes, I use it in a seafood quiche mixed with other seafood.

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        1. re: Cheese Boy

          Similarly, I've used mine in a pie with other seafood. Held up well.

        2. 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.

          1. 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.