Friday, June 1, 2012

Why Is It Called.....Neptune Salad

Can you believe it's June 1st already? Where has the time gone? We are almost half way through the year 2012!!

My granddaughter left two packages of imitation crab meat in my frig when she stayed with me over the weekend. Imitation crab is one of her favorite foods. She knows what she likes already and she's only 4.
So, the only thing I could do with that crab meat is make Neptune Salad.
How do you like to eat Neptune Salad?
I came up with three different ways (a wrap, stuffed in a celery heart stalk, and mounded in the middle of a tomato), but I know there are more.....

I made my salad a little different than the norm. I added chopped green pepper.
But Neptune Salad is so easy to make and oh so versatile..... And tastes great!! And I would imagine is low calorie.

If there are any professional photographers out there......I am really getting frustrated with my food pictures. Since I have moved, the only lighting I have are florescent lights....UGH!! They kind of wash out all the color. Advice?

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Neptune Salad

2 (8 oz.) pkg imitation crab or lobster meat
1/2 c. diced red onion
1/2 c. diced green pepper
1 celery heart stalk, diced
1 tsp. dried dill weed
1/2 c. mayonnaise
Lots of crushed black pepper

Flake the imitation crab pieces and place all ingredients in a bowl. Stir well.



  1. Yum! Getting the ingredients to make this today. Try getting one of those desk lamps with the bendable would have bright light and could move it for more or less light. Or one of those clamp on lights like the hubby uses in the garage.....has that big silver thing where the light bulb goes. Can you tell I am not a photographer? LOL, I just thought of the real photographer using those bright light things.

    1. Thank you for the advice. Someone else suggested getting one of those sun light things. I think they come in the size of a desk lamp. That would give my food a more natural look. But I think I'll try the desk lamp first.

  2. Hi!

    You joined My Sweet Party in May and in a few days I'll feature my top three favourites. So make sure to visit soon to see if your recipe was one of my favourites.

    Today there's a new month and a new theme. I really hope you'd like to join again!


  3. This looks delicious, Angie. I love your three different presentations. Makes me hungry! Not sure about photo advice. You can use a white cloth and a special light that you can buy, but that's all I know!

    1. Thank you Michael Ann. I was told about the special light, but don't know how to begin looking for one.....

  4. I love crab in any shape or form...thanks for so many variations. I'm not much help in the photo dept...I think yours look great. I did get a new camera today and hope to be doing better with photos. You are doing great!


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