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imitation crab roll recipe
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Imitation Crab Roll Recipe

This inexpensive imitation crab roll recipe is a great alternative to the more costly traditional lobster roll. It has been my go-to recipe whenever I want a wallet friendly taste of New England without actually having to go there.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb Imitation Crab Meat
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 2 tablespoon Melted butter
  • Split rolls


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl with the exception of the imitation crab meat and butter.
  • Add the imitation crab, in whole lumps and gently combine with sauce being careful not to break the meat apart.
  • Let mixture rest 5-15 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
  • Generously load into buns and brush tops liberally with butter.