Crab lettuce cups or you could call them mini crab lettuce wraps, are an easy entertaining idea. Quickly whip together a simple creamy crab salad and top mini cos lettuce leaves. The perfect finger food to pass around at gatherings.
20mini cos/romaine lettuce leaves| washed and dried
Place crab meat, chives, mayonnaise, sour cream, and lemon zest in a large bowl.
Mix ingredients together until well combined.
Add lemon juice and a pinch of salt, mix into the crab mixture thoroughly.
Taste the crab mixture and more lemon juice and salt as needed. At this stage, the crab mixture can be placed in the fridge until needed.
Top lettuce cups with the crab salad and serve immediately.
Stop the crab salad from being runnyIf you are using store bought picked crab meat it has a higher water content than if you have picked the meat yourself. To stop your crab salad being on the runny side make sure you squeeze excess water from the crab meat before using.
Check for crab shellMake sure you check the crab meat for shell. I often find a piece or two in store bought crab meat. There is nothing worse than a guest getting a crunchier crab lettuce cup than they should.
Can I freeze creamy crab salad?Unfortunately, the creamy crab salad that is used for these crab lettuce cups isn't suitable to freeze.
How long can I keep the creamy crab salad?I wouldn't keep the carb salad any longer than a couple of days. Keep any leftover salad in an airtight container in the fridge.
GENERAL COOK’S NOTESAll oven temperatures are fan-forced, increase the temperature by 20 Deg C (70 Deg F) for convection ovens.All measurements are Australian tablespoons and cups. All measures are level, and cups are lightly packed unless specified.
1 teaspoon equals 5ml
1 tablespoon equals 20 ml (Nth America, NZ & UK use 15ml tablespoons)
1 cup equals 250ml (Nth America use 237ml)
4 teaspoons equal 1 tablespoon
I use the below unless specified in my recipes.
Herbs are fresh | Vegetables are of a medium size | Eggs are roughly 60 grams in weight (large) NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION BELOW IS A GUIDE ONLY