Tom's Vladivostok Potato Salad

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This delicious sounding potato salad is flavored with crab meat, salmon caviar, and garlic-laced mayonnaise. It was created by Tom Hudgin when he lived in the Russian city of Vladivostok.


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45 Min
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7 medium
medium white potatoes (about 2½ lbs.), peeled and cut into ½" pieces
3 medium
carrots, peeled and cut into ¼" pieces
1 c
frozen green peas
1 3/4 c
3/4 c
sour cream
2 Tbsp
extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
6 clove
garlic, finely chopped
6 oz
jumbo lump crabmeat, crumbled
hard-cooked eggs, finely chopped
1 medium
yellow onion, finely chopped
4 oz
salmon caviar
3 sprig(s)
fresh dill
1/2 c
pickled sweet red pepper strips

How to Make Tom's Vladivostok Potato Salad


  • 1Put potatoes into a large pot, cover with salted water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and cool. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, add carrots, and cook until tender, 3–4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a plate and cool. Add peas to pot of water and cook for 30 seconds; drain and cool.
  • 2Whisk together ¾ cup mayonnaise, sour cream, oil, lemon juice, half of the garlic, and salt to taste in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate sour cream mixture until cold. In another bowl, whisk together remaining mayonnaise and garlic; gently fold in crabmeat. Cover and refrigerate crab mixture until cold.
  • 3Gently mix sour cream mixture with eggs and onions along with the reserved potatoes, carrots, and peas. Cover and refrigerate potato salad until cold.
  • 4Just before serving, mound potato salad onto a round serving platter and form into a large cake. Spread crab mixture evenly over the top and sides. Decorate top of salad with salmon caviar (arranging it in the shape of a crab, if you like) and dill sprigs. Arrange pepper strips around the base of the salad. Serve immediately.

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About Tom's Vladivostok Potato Salad

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Eastern European

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