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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fake doesn't have to mean boring! Imitation crab with seasoned carrots and seasoned rice.

Another beautiful photo. Love it.
Tell me; when you think of imitation crab, what do you think? Stir fry? Rangoon? A cold salad laden with mayo?
Poo on that, I say! Poo!
I decided we would approach out fake crab with a little more flair! And it's a good thing -- it was so delicious, I can't wait to do it again.

1 package imitation crab
2 or 3 large carrots, peeled and sliced thin
long grain rice
1 lime
sesame seeds
slivered almonds
black pepper

Heat olive oil in a skillet to medium heat. Add imitation crab, salt and pepper. Cook to allow some browning on the crab. Finish crab with some butter and sesame seeds.
In a small pot, add a cup of water, the carrots, and the juice of half the lime. Heat over medium heat until carrots are tender. When cooked, drain water. Add juice of remaining half of lime, almonds, cumin, coriander, honey, salt and pepper to taste.
Cook rice according to package instructions. When fully cooked, stir in sumac.

Honestly, I didn't even measure out the spices. I just sort of added it and tasted and adjusted and found the best mix that way.
The sumac has a very nice citrusy flavour, but try not to add too much -- it can be fairly overpowering.
Finishing the crab with butter helps to give the crab an extra punch, so don't overlook this step!

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