Crab Salad in Ring Mold

Crab salad in ring garnished with mayonnaise and served in salad greens.
  • 1 pound crab meat
  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Salad greens
  • Mayonnaise or salad dressing
  1. Remove any shell or cartilage from crab meat, being careful not to break the meat into small pieces.
  2. Soften gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes.
  3. Heat tomato sauce to boiling point; add gelatin and stir until dissolved.
  4. Chill until almost congealed.
  5. Soften cheese at room temperature.
  6. Add onion, celery, cucumber, seasonings and crab meat; fold into gelatin mixture.
  7. Place in a 1-quart ring mold; chill until firm.
  8. Unmold on salad greens; garnish with mayonnaise.
Serves 6.

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