15 Minute Recipe - Crab Salad Wrapped in Cucumber

15 Minute Recipe - Crab Salad Wrapped in Cucumber

A great appetizer dish for summer!

Ingredients: Makes 10

3 medium
Canned crab meat (I used shredded snow crab)
80 g
Green peas (parboiled)
about 50 g
Cherry tomato
Flavoring ingredients:
3-4 tablespoons
Salt and pepper
to taste


1. Peel the potatoes and microwave for 5 minutes at 500 W.
2. Meanwhile, thinly peel the cucumber lengthwise with a peeler, reserving a small portion to cut into thin half moons.
3. Make a ring using the long slices of cucumber. The cucumber flesh should adhere easily, but if it doesn't, moisten it with water.
4. Place the potatoes from Step 1 in a plastic bag and mash them. Drain the canned crab meat, then blend it into the mashed potatoes with the green peas and seasonings, massaging the bag until the contents are evenly combined.
5. Spoon a dollop into the cucumber rings. Top with the cucumber half moons and thinly sliced tomato rounds, then serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

Using leftover potato salad, I created a cucumber-wrapped sushi gunkan maki ("battleship" sushi) that I had at a conveyor belt sushi shop.