Crab cocktail

Crab cocktail is a great appetizer - - because it looks delicious and is colorful, light and served cold.


1 3⁄4 c crab (cooked and flaked)
2 c lettuce (Romaine or Cos lettuce, shredded)
1⁄2 c tomato ketchup (tomato ketchup)
1⁄2 c horseradish (horseradish sauce)
1⁄4 t salt
1⁄2 t sugar
2 t mustard (prepared)


  1. Process all ingredients for the sauce - ketchup, horseradish sauce, orange juice, salt, sugar, and mustard - in the blender. Transfer to a bowl and chill until needed.
  2. Check the crab meat to remove any remaining bits of shell. Chill.
  3. To serve, arrange the shredded lettuce in seafood cocktail cups, distribute the crab meat on top and spoon some sauce over the crab, 2-3 Tbs should be enough.
Total time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
4 servings


If you don't like it so spicy, try mayonnaise or one of its variations.

For a quick thousand islands sauce, substitute horseradish sauce with the same amount of mayonnaise and omit mustard.


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appetizer - food presented with the purpose of stimulating your appetite for the good things to come.