Crab Salad in Ring Mold

Crab salad in ring garnished with mayonnaise and served in salad greens.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.
Notes
Serves 6.

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