For families that eat crab like it’s going out of style, find an affordable alternative in imitation crab flakes. Wholey’s imitation crab is made from premium shredded white fish and starches, making it more durable and cost-effective than actual crab. And if the savings weren’t enough, you’ll save hours in the kitchen because it’s already cooked through at purchase. Imitation crab flakes make for the perfect weeknight dinner, with a simple warm-up being the only necessary step. Other than heating through, you can use them like any other crab meat. Serve them fried, in salads, in a roll, or anywhere you would use crab. While we recommend heating it, you could even eat them cold if you’re in a hurry.
One of our favorite ways to use imitation crab flakes is in a classic California roll. While sushi rolls can be daunting at first, using imitation crab can help new cooks get started. You’ll be able to focus on making great sushi rice and getting the rolls nice and tight instead of perfectly cooking seafood. For this simple recipe, you’ll need imitation crab flakes, rice, avocado, cucumber, and nori. If possible, lay the nori on a bamboo rolling mat. Start with a thin layer of cooled, cooked rice spread over a piece of nori. For extra spice, add a few dots of wasabi to the rice. On top of the rice, add the imitation crab, then thinly sliced cucumber and avocado. Tightly roll the mat away from you until the roll is formed. Slice it into bite-sized pieces and enjoy your quick and easy meal!
Once you’re a sushi-making expert, Wholey has a seafood selection to keep expanding your recipe options. Pick up some Norwegian Salmon, Jonah Crab Claws, or Alaskan King Crab legs. Stuff these premium meats into a mind-blowing sushi roll, or let them shine. And while ordering a freezer full of seafood, be sure to join the Wholey rewards family. You’ll earn points with every order, referrals, and even birthdays to use on coupons for future orders.