Kani Salad Recipe

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Kani salad is a quick and easy Japanese dish that requires no cooking. This salad combines Kani (crab sticks) with crunchy vegetables, ripe mango and a quick Japanese mayonnaise-based dressing.
Lunch
Japanese
9
ingredients
3
steps
10
minutes
Dom Lorenzo received his Bachelor of Science in Culinary Science at an international culinary arts school. He is a chef, recipe developer and food stylist who has previously worked as a chef de partie for the luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. He specializes in Asian cuisine but is also well-versed in classic French cuisine.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
200 g
kani sticks, shredded
1
large cucumber, cored and cut into thin strips
1
medium carrot, cut into thin strips
1
ripe mango, peeled and diced
1 tblsp
salmon roe
1
small head lettuce, chopped
1/3 cup(s)
Japanese mayonnaise
2 tsp
ponzu sauce
shredded nori, for garnish

Directions 3 steps | 10 Minutes

Step 1

Whisk together the mayonnaise and ponzu sauce in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.

Step 2

Add Kani, cucumber strips, carrot strips, diced mango and salmon roe to the bowl. Toss to combine well.

Step 3

Arrange salad on top of a bed of lettuce and garnish with shredded nori. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


FAQs:


What is kani salad made of?

Kani salad is a light and refreshing salad mainly composed of kani, crab sticks. Crab sticks are made from imitation crab meat formed from finely ground white fish. Kani is mixed with a variety of finely chopped vegetables and is covered with a light mayonnaise dressing. 


Can you eat kani while pregnant?

Kani, crab sticks, is made from finely ground white fish and is considered to be safe to consume during pregnancy. However, if Kani is being used in a seafood dish, it is important to check that all the seafood components of the dish have been fully cooked and are low in mercury. 


Where is kani salad from?

Kani salad originates from Japan and is made using imitation crab meat, vegetables and a light mayonnaise dressing. It is a popular home-cooked dish in Japan. Outside of Japan, kani salad is a popular side dish served at Japanese or sushi restaurants. 


Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
211
FAT
15.6 g
PROTEIN
2.7 g
CARBS
17.6 g

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Sandra G.

Sandra

25 Jul 2022

Best served cold and paired with chicken karaage or pork katsu.

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Glen B.

Glen

14 Jul 2022

Thanks for sharing this quick and easy recipe, I'll add ponzu sauce and salmon caviar (if I can find them) into the mix.

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