Saturday, July 2, 2011

Tea Sandwich Saturday #27 - Zesty Crab Salad Stars

After making a seafood dish the other day I had a cup of crabmeat left over, so guess what's in my tea sandwich this week?

It's an easy Crab Salad I thought would be perfect for star-shaped tea sandwiches in honor of the upcoming July 4th holiday! Here I used two different sizes of star cutters to make a cut-out on the top piece of bread so the crab meat would show.

I did the same thing here, only I filled in the star with pimientos to add color.

And for this one, I cut a small star shape out of the white bread and filled it in with the same size star cut from wheat bread. These take very little effort and add a little variety to the plate.

And now here's the recipe!

Zesty Crab Salad

1 cup cooked crabmeat
1 celery rib
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Place chunks of celery in food processor and pulse finely. Add crabmeat and pulse a few times more, just until blended since the crabmeat is already very tender. Pour into a small bowl, add remaining ingredients and combine well. Yields 1 cup of sandwich spread. Also good as a dip!


  1. The crab salad sandwiches are really pretty and the recipe sounds delicious.

  2. What a festive way to celebrate the 4th! Love the red stars on the blue and white plate.

  3. Now these are exceptional! Who gets to eat them??

  4. What a wonderful addition to any tea table. The sandwiches look as delicious as they are pretty! Many thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. The star shapes are perfect for the holiday. And the crab spread sounds wonderful.

  6. Love this recipe, Angela! The photos are beautiful too. Happy Fourth of July to you & yours,

  7. This looks so fun to have variety on the tea plate and also sounds good too.

  8. Your crabby stars are just perfect
    for a patriotic plate! Made a mental note to make them for DAR !


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