Cucumber Crab Appetizers


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 stalk celery only the green parts, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chives, minced
  • 1/2 lemon both the zest and juice
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 8 ounces lump crab meat
  • 1 English cucumber
  • paprika


  1. Mix mayonnaise, celery, half of the chives, zest, lemon juice. Salt to taste.
  2. Toss with crab meat.
  3. Use a peeler to score (cut a bit of the dark green) of the cucumbers lengthwise so that they have 1/2 inch stripes of light and dark green
  4. Cut cucumbers on a bias (diagonally) to create pieces that are 3/4 inch thick
  5. Use a melon baller to scoop a bit of the center out of each slice to hold the crab filling
  6. If you like you can refrigerate these pieces for up to 2 days, then assemble on the party day
  7. Place a spoon full of crab salad on each (#60 scoop works nicely) and arrange on a towel lined baking sheet
  8. Sprinkle with chives and paprika
  9. Place on a tray lined with a kitchen town, and cover with plastic wrap until ready to transfer to serving dishes

Source: Crab Appetizers – Yea Dads Home