This time of year, I’m not very motivated to do much hot cooking. I simply want to sit outdoors on my porch and enjoy light lunches and dinners that leave me satisfied without leaving me feeling overly full. Truthfully, if the hubs and I had our way during the Spring and summer months, we’d just live off the food from our favorite sushi restaurant and call it a day. However, with my goal of cooking more at home, that’s not anywhere near a reality for us. But what is a reality here recently is our favorite sushi restaurant inspired Spicy Crab Salad made served in the convenience of our own home. It’s a quick and easy weeknight meal that’s amazingly delicious and always satisfying!
Before I get to my can’t miss recipe for Spicy Crab salad, I need to explain a little more about my summer cooking style. Now, remember how I said I could do without cooking this time of year? Well, as part of my be kind to myself changes in life, I’ve been cutting back on how often I cook. However, I quickly realized that we were eating out WAY too often! So, I put on my thinking cap and did a little meal planning. I started finding ways to cook once every two to three days and just re-purpose our meals into creative new dishes the next night. I quickly found that simple tasks like grilling chicken or ribs and making a few sides could translate to food for days…..as long as I used the right storage containers.
As soon as I replaced my old storage containers with Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE crystal clear containers that are created from a pristine, high quality material that provides 360 clarity, I began to discover that our leftovers were not just sitting in the fridge un-used. Instead, simply having the ability to see what we had on hand instead of having to open every container quickly changed the way we were meal planning and eating.
Since the Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE leak proof storage containers that are available in five sizes to hold all types of foods stack perfectly and allow me to see exactly what’s in them, I quickly began to discover that I was using more of my meal planning ideas instead of simply standing in front of the refrigerator wondering what to pull out. My meal from Monday was much more appealing on Tuesday and since the Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers are desinged with an air-tight leak-proof seal and innovative latches, I never had to worry about leftovers leaving behind a mess in my refrigerator.
Even better, I could heat up those leftover meals quickly and easily with the innovative vents that allow microwaving with the lid on and latches open to help reduce splatters! That meant that from the time I added my food to my containers until the next time it was eaten, I was guaranteed a mess-free experience that even my hard to please hubby was a fan of.
So, how do ribs and leftover dinners tie in with my Spicy Crab Salad? Well, once I had discovered how life-changing Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers were, I decided to get adventurous and start coming up with new meal ideas. Since I was finding myself using more of what I was making thanks to the ability to store, reheat and re-purpose my meals in a better way, I didn’t feel so bad about spending a little bit of time in the kitchen creating a dish that could be enjoyed for days! And since I knew my hubby would be able to easily find it and eat it, I didn’t worry about waste either! Since discovering Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers, I’ve started making a large container of Spicy Crab Salad every weekend and then using it though out the week for easy lunches and dinners.
What You Will Need
2 Cups of Imitation Crab Meat (Shredded)
2 Tablespoons of Mayonnaise
1/2 Tablespoon of Sriracha
1/2 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
1/2 Cup of Green Onions (Chopped)
1 Cup of Crunchy Tempura Flakes
1 Cup of Shredded Lettuce
How to Make It
Now, while I make the majority of my Spicy Crab Salad ahead so that it’s always ready to eat, my Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers allow me to separate out some ingredients, ensuring that I can quickly and easily mix up my dish for a delicious, fresh taste every time! To start my Spicy Crab Salad, I added my imitation crab meat to my medium sized Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE container and used forks to shred it. After adding in my mayonnaise, sriracha and lemon juice, I mixed it all together and sealed my container.
I then pulled out my large and second medium sized Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers and added leaf lettuce to the large one and shredded lettuce to the medium one. Since both these items are better if added right before enjoying this dish, it was the perfect way to make whipping it up quick and easy.
Finally, I diced up my green onions and added them to one of my small Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers and filled the other with my tempura flakes. With all of my containers prepared, I had everything I needed in one place so that when it’s lunch or dinner time, my work is done and all that’s required is a few simple steps.
When it’s time to eat, I’m able to pull out my crab mixture and add it to a bowl. Then I simply open my additional Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers and mix in the appropriate amount of lettuce and spicy tempura flakes to get my Spicy Crab Salad just the way I want it.
After sprinkling a little extra sriracha and my green onions on top, my Spicy Crab Salad is ready to serve.
I can then seal my Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers back up to ensure that all our food is fresh and ready for our next perfect Spring or Summer meal.
I seriously can’t believe how much time I’m saving and how much less food I’m throwing out thanks to using Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers on a daily basis. The convenience, durability and variety of use of these food storage containers is making it easier than ever for me to enjoy the weather more and worry about spending time in the kitchen less.
Now, it’s your turn to discover how Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers can simplify your life and keep you food fresh! One lucky winner is going to receive their own Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE 10-piece set to help make meal planning and summer dishes easier! Entry is super easy thanks to Rafflecopter. Just use the form below.
Then, be sure to stock up on Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers to make more of your meal planning and leftovers today! Available in five sizes to hold all types of foods, these food storage containers are available in multi-piece sets which stack together perfectly! Look for them at retails nationwide!
Now tell me, what dishes would you make more of using Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers?