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Alaska Surimi Seafood Lettuce Cups

Alaska Surimi Seafood Lettuce Cups: Main Image

Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 min.
Crab-filled lettuce cups make a refreshing appetizer or quick lunch.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz surimi seafood (imitation crab)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice (preferably short grain Japanese rice)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup Asian-style salad dressing, bottled (preferably with ginger and wasabi), or for a lighter version use a low- or non-fat dressing
  • 1/4 cup pickled ginger, chopped, optional garnish
  • 1/2 cup toasted nori (seaweed), optional garnish
  • 3 Tbs toasted sesame seeds, garnish
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce

Directions

  • Lettuce cups:Cut off the bottom third of the lettuce head. Soak lettuce top in ice water for 10 minutes - this will help separate the leaves. Carefully separate the outer lettuce leaves, one at a time, to make the cups. Using scissors, trim each lettuce cup to form circles. A head of iceberg should yield 8 to 10 lettuce cups. Save the lettuce core for a chopped lettuce salad.
  • Salad:Combine Alaska Surimi Seafood, cooked rice, cucumber and avocado in a large bowl. Add salad dressing; toss to coat all ingredients. Place lettuce cups on a large plate and fill each with about 1/2 cup of the surimi-rice filling. Garnish with pickled ginger (optional), nori (optional) and sesame seeds to serve.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 319
  Calories from Fat 80 (25%)
(15%)Total Fat 9g
(7%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(8%)Cholesterol 23mg
(52%)Sodium 1236mg
(17%)Potassium 598mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
(22%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(32%)Protein 16g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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