This was horrible, big waste of money as it was an expensive recipe. I don't think using shrimp instead of crab would've made it any better. It was just completely lacking in flavor. As some one else said, it wasn't as messy as I expected, but my advice is to go all out and do a traditional lobster roll
Summer Crab Rolls
sublimelmf Posted: 06/16/10
JensDiversion Posted: 09/06/09
Easy to make, quick fix for summer. Tasted fine, it's just that it seemed to be lacking a specific flavor. This could be my fault as i did not have lemon juice on hand and maybe that's the "zing" i was looking for. Still a tasty and quick recipe. We would make it again and experiment. I served it with homemade macaroni salad and sour cream and onion potatoe chips.
SandyinIndy Posted: 08/19/09
Surprisingly I think this would be better with shrimp. It might be because I served on whole wheat rolls (with a strong flavor). High cost for a sandwich that was just pretty good.
Arilya Posted: 03/01/11
I made this for a Valentine's Day picnic and was definitely left wanting more flavor. I might try it again with more lemon, Tabasco, and Dijon. My husband had his second serving open-faced, which was less bready, but the flavor was so bland that I moved on to something else. A clean crab flavor, just boring as-is.
chenault99 Posted: 08/14/11
I added a lot more lemon juice--about 2 tbsp--and some salt and pepper, and it was delicious. I also let it sit in the fridge overnight before serving, and that seemed to make all the flavors come together. It definitely was less bland the next day.
Belladonna714 Posted: 01/04/12
I thought this was delicious but I did make changes. I used a mix of jumbo lump crab, lobster, and king crab that I had left over from new years. I toasted the roll in the toaster oven and buttered it with Wegmans shallot thyme finishing butter. I did not add lettuce or tomato, but did sprinkle with old bay seasoning. I served this with bacon & brown sugar collard greens, (also CL). I would definitely make this the next time I have left overs.
myzkyti Posted: 05/31/12
I love this recipe, and make it often. I do, however, make several modifications, since the recipe as it is written is rather bland. I use immitation crab meat rather than real, because it is much more affordable. I also add celery in equal measure with the onion, to add a little more bulk and crunch. Because I love garlic, I also add about a 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, and a little bit of ground black pepper as well since I omit the pepper sauce. The whole thing gets much tastier after sitting overnight in the fridge to let the flavors blend!
Scot58 Posted: 02/03/12
These are absolutely delicious. My family asked for them on Super Bowl Sunday, so I'll whip up a few dozen. Very easy to make, too!
stacey4808 Posted: 07/17/12
These were OK but definitely had too much onion. If we have them again we will cut the onion amount and add some black pepper.