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Sunday Small Bites: Crab

smallbitesOur ingredient of the week is crab, a seafood that I love.

In my kitchen there's a drawer full of recipes that I've clipped from magazines and newspapers, and for Small Bites, I'm going to try to use as many of those as I can. I found this recipe for Crab Salsa in the drawer; it came from a Super Bowl party article in Food and Wine magazine. Really easy to make and great flavor. The recipe called for serving the salsa with potato chips but I used Guiltless Gourmet blue chips instead.

crab salsa

Other Small Bites cooks are listed here. Next week's ingredient is "sun-dried tomatoes."

Crab Salsa

(adapted from this recipe in Food and Wine magazine).

Ingredients

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 medium shallot, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
Grated zest and juice of one-half of a large lime (or to taste)
1 garlic clove, very finely chopped
1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound lump crabmeat, picked over
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup salted roasted almonds, coarsely chopped

Thick-cut potato chips, for serving

Directions

Combine first seven ingredients (cilantro through olive oil) in a bowl. Gently fold in the crab meat and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Let the salsa come to room temperature, then fold in the almonds. Serve with potato chips.
(The salsa can be refrigerated for up to 4 hours. Fold in the almonds just before serving.)

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Comments (5)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, your appetizer dish looks very delicious. I love salsa but have never tried one made with crab. I look forward to trying it and I like the idea of serving them with guiltless Gourmet Blue chips. I don't think I've see those before.

Great photo! Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe. Enjoy your day today!

This has a lot of my favorite ingredients. I will soon try this out. Thank you for sharing.

Yummy. And so simple. I agree, the blue corn chips are perfect!

Barb Cabot:

Best part of my day is browsing through the sunday small bites recipes. I'm getting so many good ideas. Love it.

This crab salsa looks delish and so easy to make. It looks great with the blue corn tortilla chips. I think I’ll make it this coming weekend since I have all the ingredients including an extra container of crab I bought at Costco. Might have to use pepitas instead of almonds.

I’m enjoying so much looking at all the recipes and pictures. Small Bites looks like it’s a hit with everyone. I’m a bit late with my SB blog entry. I’ll probably post it tomorrow since I still have to write up the recipe.

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