Posted May 25, 2007 by Nick Lindauer in Reviews

Review: Peppers Zesty Blue Crab Salsa

Peppers Zesty Blue Crab Salsa

Peppers Zesty Blue Crab Salsa – Enjoy the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay! The sweet flavor of the Blue Crab combined with fresh ripe vegetables and zesty horseradish makes for an exquisite salsa.
Use it as a dip or to enhance seafood dishes, omelets, salads & grilled meats.

This National Champion Salsa was seen on “Roker on the Road” on the Food Network in 2004.

Crab salsa? Seriously? Seriously. As a salsa lover at heart, I’m always willing to give a new salsa a whirl – but when I first came across Peppers Blue Crab Salsa, I wondered if it was going to be any good. But after heading down to Peppers last October, I witnessed first hand just how popular the Crab salsa was – it’s one of the stores best sellers and just about everyone that walked into the store tried it and bought a jar.

Peppers Zesty Blue Crab Salsa

There’s no skimping on the crab in this salsa – you can see it mixed in the salsa along with all of the other spices and seasonings. And it’s real blue crab, not that fake Krab stuff.

Ingredients: Diced tomatoes, Crab Meat, Roasted Chiles, Horseradish, Chili Peppers, Diced Green Bell Peppers, Lime Juice, Worcestershire Sauce, Jalapeno Peppers, A Special Blend of Herbs & Spices, Salt.

Peppers Zesty Blue Crab Salsa

I decided to give the salsa a try by pouring it over a dish of nachos. When you first open the jar, you get a strong whiff of crab – followed by a scent that reminds me of cocktail sauce. So over the nachos the salsa went and I proceeded to dig in. Talk about a strong flavor – which is to be expected considering the powerful crab smell. The flavor of the crab overpowers the other flavors of the salsa, with the exception of the heat – after a few bites, a small tingle of heat starts on the back of the tongue.

I don’t think I’d use this salsa on nachos again, but I would be happy to serve this on it’s own as a stand alone salsa or as a killer cocktail sauce. I struggle with the strong crab flavor, but I can definitely see the potential and the wide variety of uses that it can have. Crab salsa – yep, don’t knock it until you try it and make sure you keep your mind open to the possibilities and potential uses. Peppers Zesty Blue Crab Salsa is definitely a step out of the normal salsa that we’re all used to, but I’m sure the change will be welcome to your taste buds. Give it a whirl and expand it’s uses!

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Nick Lindauer

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