Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Minced, processed fish used in the preparation of imitation seafood, especially imitation shellfish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A white paste, made from ground fish, that is used to make formed and textured food products.

Etymologies

Japanese : suru, to process, mash + mi, meat.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Japanese (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This might be the time to use imitation crab, called surimi.

    More of America’s Most Wanted Recipes

  • * Since the cost of crab has skyrocketed, there is an inexpensive alternative called surimi, sea legs, or imitation crab that works well in this dish and many others.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • * A new product called surimi, imitation crab, or sea legs, a combination of fish made to look like crab, can be substituted for the crab.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • Also called surimi and available as crab, lobster and other shellfish, the imitation meat is affordable (about $7 a pound) and the taste is acceptable.

    coloradoan.com - Local News

  • The Bellingham plant made the white paste known as surimi, used in imitation crab and other products.

    The Seattle Times

  • "surimi" - waste fibres washed off bones and made into paste.

    Water Conserve: Water Conservation RSS Newsfeed

  • We are leading producer and exporter of imitation crab meat such as surimi stick, crab chunk, crab claw, imitation shrimp, imitation lobster tail and other value added surimi-based product.

    Muti

  • Max had made his first verrine (hmmm, I wonder: does verrine come from "verre" + "vitrine"? ... for the idea behind a verrine is to see through the glass (verre) "window" (vitrine) to the colorful layers beyond); this time, Max had composed his verrine with layers of chopped surimi, whipped guacamole, la crême fraîche ... topping off his entrée with salmon mousse and decorative dill!

    mousse - French Word-A-Day

  • Je suis écrivain = I am a writer le cerveau = brain la verrine = a layered entree or dessert served in a see-through glass la crème anglaise = English cream, a custard sauce with vanilla or rhum le saumon fumé = smoked salmon le verre = glass le surimi = imitation crab la crème fraîche = sour cream une île flottante = floating island

    mousse - French Word-A-Day

  • Day in and out any roll with this little surimi wonder makes for a happy belly.

    24 Hours

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  • I am imitation producer of imitating imitations. Stick that up yer crab-hole!

    November 1, 2011

  • We are leading producer and exporter of imitation crab meat such as surimi stick, crab chunk, crab claw, imitation shrimp, imitation lobster tail and other value added surimi-based product. --from the Wordnik examples.

    October 31, 2011