Kani Salad

Kani Salad

This kani salad recipe (courtesy of my cousin Chana, a great hostess!) converted me into a mock-crab fan. It’s that good. If you go back to this post, you can read in my own words how much I used to dislike those orange colored surimi sticks. I’d always pick them out of California sushi rolls. But not anymore. Does the idea of eating mock-crab freak you out too? Well then do yourself a favor and make this salad. Trust me, you’ll never look back!

I’m not the only one who’s gaga over this recipe. I had my friend Dina and her family over during the holidays, and I served this among the appetizers. I hadn’t known, but apparently Dina and her husband have sampled kani salad at just about every kosher restaurant in (and out of) town. They were excited to see how this recipe would measure up to their favorite. Not only did it measure up, it exceeded their expectations by far. In fact, they no longer order it at restaurants, they make it at home instead!

There’s just something about the stringy texture and spicy dressing that makes you want to eat it all up with chopsticks. And chopsticks are fun. So, if you’re looking for a colorful, spicy and delicious dish, give this kani salad a try!

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    1. Hi Reina, sriracha sauce is now available in most kosher supermarkets. If you cannot find it, try online, or substitute with hot sauce and some added sugar.

  1. Yitzys has started destributing srirachi sauce In a plastic bottle with an easy pour yellow cap. Also sweet and sour, sweet chilli, and spring roll under the name china Mehadrin. For a list of stores call 718-219-8902.

    1. Thanks for the info. My local store used to carry that brand but I haven’t seen it in a while. I love the easy pour cap!

  2. Mmmmm, I made this today and it was soooo yummy.
    I can’t get kani salad where I am now so this recipe really made my day. Definitely a keeper!! Thank you!!

  3. Can I refrigerate the remaining sticks if I don’t use the whole pack? If yes is it ok to refrigerate until the expiration date? Or is that date only good if it’s kept frozen? Thanks so much.

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