Broccoli and imitation crab salad for a simple side dish.
Prep - In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Cut broccoli florets into small 3/4" x 1/2" pieces. Chop imitation crab sticks into thin slices and set aside. Add cold water into a large bowl. Set aside.
Add the broccoli into the water and cook for about 40 - 50 seconds or just until the broccoli is cooked. Scoop broccoli out and immediately immerse in cold water. Strain in a colander and remove as much water as possible.
While the broccoli is straining, chop the imitation crab sticks into thin slices. In a bowl, mix together the broccoli, chopped imitation crab, and mayonnaise. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve or chill for several hours/overnight before serving.