posted by SueFreeman 06-26-101 7:54 AM
Crunchy Cajun Hot Crab Bites
1 1/2 cups lump crabmeat -- drained --all shell bits removed
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice – or--1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lime or lemon peel -- finely grated
1 green onion -- minced
2 tablespoons parsley -- minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce hot pepper sauce -- to taste
1 teaspoon hot prepared mustard -- or to taste --such as cajun, creole or chinese
2 tablespoons unsalted butter -- melted
16 melba toast rounds
1/2 cup Swiss cheese – or-- 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese -- shredded
Combine crab, lime juice, lime peel, green onion, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and pepper sauce. Taste and adjust seasonings. Brush melted butter on toast rounds and arrange in a single layer in a broiler pan. Top each round with a portion of the crab mixture, then 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and crab mixture is hot.
Makes 16 appetizers.
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