To make a seafood salad with imitation crab meat, dress the imitation crab meat with a mayonnaise-based dressing, and add vegetables, seasonings and other types of seafood as you desire. Some recipes for imitation-crab-meat salad include spicy seafood salad and a basic seafood salad with imitation crab meat.
To make the first recipe, take 10 imitation crab sticks, and pull them into strands. Cook and chop 1/2 pound of shrimp, and add it to a large bowl with the imitation crab meat. Combine the seafood with 3 chopped scallions, 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons of tobiko caviar, the juice of half a lemon and 1 tablespoon of Sriracha hot chili sauce. Toss the shrimp and imitation crab to coat, and then season the salad with salt to taste. Garnish the salad with tobiko and finely chopped chives.
To make a basic salad with imitation crab meat, combine 1/2 cup each of diced red onion, diced green bell pepper and diced celery with 1 pound of flaked imitation crab meat. In a separate mixing bowl, stir together 1/4 cup of sour cream, 1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise, 2/3 cup of Italian-style salad dressing and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Add 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano and salt and pepper to taste. Toss the imitation crab and vegetables in the dressing to coat, and allow the salad to sit in the refrigerator for a minimum of two hours before serving.