Spicy Kani Salad

A Sushi shop favorite, Spicy Kani Salad is a classic Japanese dish, you can make at home!

Spicy Kani Salad

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  • ¼

    cup mayonnaise

  • 2

    tablespoons rice vinegar

  • ½

    teaspoon sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon Sriracha (chile sauce)

  • ½

    teaspoon Paprika

  • ½

    teaspoon ginger, freshly grated

  • Pinch salt

  • SALAD:

  • 4

    Kani sticks (½ pound imitation crab)

  • 1

    mango, peeled and shredded

  • 1

    large (or three baby) cucumbers, peeled and shredded

  • ¾

    cup panko bread crumbs


Whisk the first seven ingredients together for the dressing. Taste for seasoning and set aside. Shred the crab sticks by hand and place in a large bowl. Shred the cucumber and mango in a food processor (or julienne by hand) and place in the bowl. Toss with the dressing and top with Panko immediately before serving.


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