Crab Meat Mold

Oxmoor House
16 servings


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1 1/2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
3 tablespoons boiling water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 cups fresh crab meat, drained and flaked
1 1/4 cups chopped celery
2 (3-ounce) jars pimiento-stuffed olives, drained and sliced
2 tablespoons chopped pimiento
2 cups mayonnaise
1 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Leaf lettuce
Cooked shrimp
Additional sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
Fresh parsley sprigs


Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in lemon juice. Set aside to cool.

Combine crab meat, celery, olives, and pimiento in a large bowl; set aside.

Add mayonnaise, hot sauce, salt, and pepper to dissolved gelatin mixture. Stir well, and fold into crab meat mixture.

Spoon mixture into a lightly oiled 5-cup mold. Refrigerate until firm. Invert onto a lettuce-lined platter. Garnish with shrimp, additional olive slices, and parsley. Serve with crackers.

Created date

February 2010