A very quick and versatile pasta-free seafood salad. This is a basic recipe - feel free to add your own spin (grated carrots, diced green or red capsicums, red cabbage, seasonings).
The three pounds of shrimp and imitation crab meat are interchangeable. You can make the entire salad a crab salad, a shrimp salad, or a combination. I must say that of all of the crab/shrimp salads available on allrecipes, this one tastes the most like I've had in countless restaurants. I used one 16 ounce bag of cole slaw mix; two bags would have been one too many. I also used lite mayo, which was just fine. I used four stalks of celery; I didn't want this to be a celery salad. This is a delicious side dish. - 10 Apr 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I didn't know if the cabbage would overwhelm this, but it didn't. I didn't have shrimp, so I used 1 pound of imitation crab and a bag of coleslaw. Otherwise, I followed the recipe and the flavor was wonderful, light and refreshing. - 02 Sep 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Simple to make with excellent results. I have to agree with CurtisLee though- 3-4 stalks of chopped celery is fine, not a whole bunch. I also advise making this the day or night before serving, the cabbage needs a bit more time to soften. I've made it several times now and took Jen K.'s advice and tried it with shredded carrots. I also add about 1/4 cup vinegar to the mayo/sugar mix to help soften the cabbage. Serve as is, or in Pita bread pockets. - 06 Apr 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)