Crabmeat Casserolettes

by admin on February 25, 2013

• 4 cups (1/2-inch) Diced sweet potato
• 8 tablespoons (1 stick) Unsalted butter
• 1 Cup Half-and-half, or more if needed
• 2 Garlic cloves, minced
• ½ pound Monterey Jack cheese, grated (2 cups)
• ¼ cup Chopped fresh parsley
• ¼ cup Chopped green onions, white and green parts
• ½ teaspoon Fennel seeds
• ½ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
• ½ pound Fresh crabmeat
• Sprinkling Paprika

1.Heat the oven to 400°F.

2.In a large pot of boiling water, cook the sweet potatoes until soft, about 8 minutes. Drain well and return to the pot.

3.Add the butter and let it melt over the hot potatoes.

4.Add the half-and-half and mash it with the potatoes, mixing until they are smooth and not stiff and adding more half-and-half if needed.

5.Add the garlic, cheese, parsley, green onions, fennel seeds, and cayenne.

6.Fold in the crabmeat.

7.Put the mixture into greased individual ramekins or a single baking dish and sprinkle the top with paprika.

8.Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through and beginning to brown.

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Gulf Coast Hot Crab Dip

by admin on February 24, 2013

12 ounces fresh lump crabmeat or 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained
8 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 cup nonfat sour cream
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot red-pepper sauce
3 tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon paprika
4 1/2 ounces baked low-sodium thin wheat crackers (about 72)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat gratin dish or deep-dish pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Pick through crabmeat; discard any shells and cartilage. Rinse crabmeat and drain.

2. Stir cream cheese in medium bowl until smooth. Blend in sour cream, onion, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and hot-pepper sauce. Gently fold in crabmeat. Spoon into baking dish; smooth top.

3. Combine bread crumbs and paprika and sprinkle evenly over crabmeat mixture. Bake until bubbly, about 20 minutes. Serve piping hot with crackers.

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