Crab Mold with Shrimp Recipe

Serves/Makes: 12 appetizer servings


  • 1 quart crab meat, picked clean of any shells or cartilage
  • 1 teaspoon gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 cups minced celery
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives or green onions
  • 1 teaspoon chopped tarragon, fresh preferred
  • To Serve:

  • Lettuce leaves, shredded
  • 12 olives
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
  • 12 cold boiled shrimp (optional)
  • Catchup (optional)
How to cook Crab Mold with Shrimp:
  • Soak gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes. Dissolve over hot water. Cool.
  • Stir the cooled gelatin into mayonnaise. Fold the mayonnaise into crab meat.
  • Fold in celery, being careful so as not to flake the crab meat into shreds. Add parsley, chives or green onion, and tarragon.
  • Put in a rinsed and chilled mold, and place in the refrigertor until set.
  • When ready to serve, unmold onto a bed of shredded lettuce.
  • Surround with olives, quartered hard-boiled eggs, and, if you like, cold boiled shrimp, each shrimp dipped into catchup.


The Crab Mold with Shrimp recipe easy to cook and so good!


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This recipe for Crab Mold with Shrimp serves/makes: 12 appetizer servings

The Crab Mold with Shrimp recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Crab (more Crab recipes)
Preparation Method: Aspic/Chilled (more Aspic/Chilled recipes)

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