Return to listing

Thai Crab Salad with Mango

This is a low-fat variation of Thai Grilled Beef Salad with Grapes. In Thailand they serve it with pomelo, which is very similar to grapefruit. When they’re not available, I use mango, but you could ring the changes with grapes or small segments of pink grapefruit.


This recipe is taken from How to Cook Book Three.


First, pre-heat a small frying pan over a medium heat, then add the sesame seeds. Keep them on the move until they’re golden and begin to splutter – about a minute. Then remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool.

Meanwhile, make the dressing. Blend the chillies, garlic, ginger and sprigs of coriander and mint in a food processor or blender until finely chopped, then add the fish sauce, lime juice and sugar and whiz again.

Next, put the crab meat into a bowl and pour over three-quarters of the dressing, then add the lime zest and most of the chopped coriander and mint (saving some to sprinkle over later), and toss so it’s well coated.

Now put the rocket leaves into a large serving bowl, toss them in the remaining dressing and pile the crab meat on top, along with slices of mango here and there. Then sprinkle over the lemon grass, lime leaves (if using), remaining coriander and mint, chives and sesame seeds.

*Nutritional information*
Per serving: 161 kcal, Fat 5.7 g, Saturates 0.8 g, Protein 18.6 g, Carbohydrate 9.5 g.


Return to Homepage
Visit the Delia Online Cookery School

Related recipes

Thai Grilled-beef Salad with Grapes Serves 4

Thai Grilled-beef Salad with Grapes

This recipe was given to me by chef Norbert Kostner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok when I visited the cookery school there. It's lovely served as a first course or included in a cold-buffet menu.

Fresh Crab Salad in Vinaigrette Serves 2

Fresh Crab Salad in Vinaigrette

Crab is one of those quintessentially summer ingredients: try this wonderful quick and easy salad for a real treat!

Rosti Crab Cakes Serves 2 as main course or 4 as starter

Rosti Crab Cakes

Using crab in these rosti is a brilliant idea as the richness of the crab meat is offset by the potato and the crispy result is totally irresistible. Serve them with Delia's Pickled Limes.

Angel-hair Pasta with Thai Spiced Prawns Serves 2 as a main course or 4 as a starter

Angel-hair Pasta with Thai Spiced Prawns

Lovely spicy flavours here: just fry the prawns with onions and garlic, tomatoes, lime, wine and Thai red curry paste, cook the finest of pasta, then combine it all for a really wonderful and easy supper dish.

Thai Fish Cakes with Cucumber Dipping Sauce Serves 2 as a main course or 4 as a starter

Thai Fish Cakes with Cucumber Dipping Sauce

If you have some Thai Red Curry Paste to hand, these little fish cakes make a wonderfully different first course, especially if the rest of the meal has a spicy theme.

Pad Thai Noodles with Shrimps Serves 2 as a main course

Pad Thai Noodles with Shrimps

A trip to Thailand inspired Delia to recreate this Asian classic when she got home ... and it was well worth it. Give it a try - it's not one of Thailand's most popular dishes for nothing.

Thai Fish Curry with Mango Serves 4 generously

Thai Fish Curry with Mango

You won't believe how utterly simple and easy this is, and yet it tastes exotic and wonderful and, what's more, it can all be prepared well in advance and the fish added about 10 minutes before you want to eat it.

Marinated Chicken Satay with Peanut Satay Sauce Serves 6 as a starter or 4 as a main course

Marinated Chicken Satay with Peanut Satay Sauce

Anyone who's been to Thailand will be familiar with lovely chicken satay, served with spicy peanut sauce. Delia's version is quick, easy and extremely tasty.

Baked Thai Red Curry Chicken with Coriander Chutney Serves 2

Baked Thai Red Curry Chicken with Coriander Chutney

If you have some Thai Red Curry Paste to hand, this makes a very speedy supper dish. Serve with Spiced Pilau Rice with Nuts.




Popular topic
Latest post
Ask Lindsey... Christmas Cake
01 Dec 2015 12:29
Coffee Break Flower sprouts
01 Dec 2015 12:27
Food and travel Sponge receipe needed
14 Nov 2015 22:15
Can Anyone Help? To fan or not?
01 Dec 2015 12:31
Books Sorry for no reply
03 Sep 2015 21:44
Equipment Pyrex Mixing bowl John Lewis
11 Nov 2015 20:45
Gardening House Plant=Spider Plant?
01 Dec 2015 08:21
CMS solutions by