03-21-2003, 09:33 AM
I bought some wonderful backfin Crab from Costco. Now what can I do with it??
Crab cakes are kinda out of the question LOL
I have looked on the low carb friends recipe board and not much there for crab. So if you have any good suggestions that would be great!
03-21-2003, 09:52 AM
I would chop it up in bite-sized pieces (if it's not already), mix it with some mayo, chopped broccoli, green & red bell peppers, onion, chopped roma tomato, shredded cheese, olives and chopped hard boiled egg! That would make a great salad! You could either eat it with a fork, or roll it in a low-carb tortilla! :)
03-21-2003, 12:17 PM
Or you could make a crab salad and use a lettuce leaf to make a wrap.
How about Crab Louie? You could make a low carb dressing instead of the traditional dressing that includes catsup.
<b>Crab and Bacon Bundles</b>
6 ounces of crab (they call for canned you could cook your crab instead)
1 scallion, finely minced
1/2 pound bacon
1. Flake the crab, removing any bits of shell or cartilege. Stire in the minced scallion and set aside
2. Cut all your bacon strips in half crosswise, to make two shorter strips. Place a rounded 1/2 teaspoon or so of the crab mixture on the end of a bacon strip, and roll the strip up around it, strethching the bacon slightly as you go. Pierce the bundle with a toothpick, to hold. Repeat until all the crab and bacon strips are used up.
3. Broil about 8 inches from heat, turning once or twice, until the bacon is crisp--no more than 10 minutes. Serve with Duck Sauce for dipping.
Makes 2 dozen servings, each with only a trace of carbohydrates, a trace of fiber and 4 grams of protein (doesn't include duck sauce)
1 pound frozen peach slices (no sugar added) or 2 1/2 to 3 cups sliced fresh peaches
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Splenda
1/4 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 clove garlic, crushed
1. Put all ingredients in a heavy bottomed saucepan, and bring them to a simmer. Cook uncovered, until the peaches are soft (about 30 minutes).
2. Puree the duck sauce in a blender, if you like, or mash them with a potato masher or fork.
Yields about 2 cups. One serving is 2 tablespoons. each with 3 grams total carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber for 2 grams <b>net</b> carbs.
Freeze it if you aren't going to use all of it.
03-21-2003, 03:28 PM
Crab cakes aren't out of the question... you just have to be creative. :)
12 oz can lump crab meat, drained
1 Tablespoon pesto sauce
1 large egg
1 Tablespoon heavy cream
1/2 Cup crushed pork rinds (measure after crushing)
1 Tablespoon mayo (optional)
Old Bay Spice (to taste)
dash of cayenne pepper
Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a frying pan. Mix all the above ingredients thoroughly. Form into 4 patties and fry on medium heat until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towel and serve. Can be eaten hot or cold.
LAURIE'S CRAB CAKES (LOW CARB)
2 to 2-1/2 cups pork rind crumbs (made from 3 oz. bag)
3 to 4 tbsp. water
2 cups cooked or canned crab (approximately 1 lb.)
1/3 cup minced onion
1/3 cup minced celery
1/3 cup minced green pepper
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. mustard
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce
1 tbsp. Old Bay seasoning
1 tbsp. minced parsley
1/4 tsp. pepper
Put pork rind crumbs in a large bowl, and mix with enough water to soften them. Flake the crab, remove any cartilage, and combine with the pork rind crumbs. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Shape into 8 to 10 patties (pack them pretty tightly so they don't fall apart). Heat 2 to 4 tbsp. vegetable oil in a skillet, and sauté on each side until golden brown. Alternately, you could broil them.
I omitted the salt from this recipe because the pork rinds I used (Bakenets) were already pretty salty. It originally called for 1 tsp. of salt. Makes 8 servings
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
1 pound fresh mushrooms
7 to 8 ounces crabmeat (canned or fresh picked) NOT IMITATION!
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground savory
ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup no-sugar mayonnaise
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, combine crabmeat (rinse if using canned), green onions, herbs, and pepper. Mix in mayonnaise and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese until well combined. Refrigerate filling until ready for use.
Wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp towel. Remove stems. Spoon out the gills and the base of the stem, making deep cups. Discard gills and stems. Fill the mushroom caps with rounded teaspoonfuls of filling, and place them in an ungreased shallow baking dish. Sprinkle tops with Parmesan and paprika.
Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and serve immediately.
Serves 6. Approx 5 carbs per serving.
Jamie’s Crabbie Spread
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 jar Kraft Old English Cheese Spread
1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 can crab (approximately 7 ounces)
Minced garlic or garlic powder to taste
It's fabulous briefly broiled or baked at 400 until bubbly and browned, but what to put it on is a bit of a problem on lowcarb. I tried Wasa crackers, which came out rather soggy, and not very good. Portobello mushrooms might work better as a base. Or stuff it in some celery sticks, or use rounds of zucchini as a base.
About 7 to 8 oz of fresh crabmeat.
3-4 oz of Swiss Cheese
1/3 cup grated onion
2 cups cream
Cayenne pepper to taste, and around 1 tb. fresh parsley
425 degree oven
Bake in a pan that has been placed on a cookie sheet, for 15 min, then turn down to 300 for about 30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
2 cups water
2 cups clam juice, bottled
1 cup white wine
1 medium onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 cloves Garlic, peeled, whole
1/2 Lb. lump crab meat
1/2 tsp. dill
1 cup heavy cream
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
Salt and white pepper to taste
Combine the water, clam juice, wine, onion, celery, and garlic in a large soup pot. Slowly bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer 30 minutes.
Strain and return the liquid to the pot. Whisk in the cream and tomato paste. Add the remaining ingredients. Simmer for 25 minutes.
Inspired by a recipe from Williamsburg, this scrumptious low carb dish is worth all the effort! This is an especially nice dish for a buffet or a dinner party. Prepare it ahead of time, then pop it in the oven just before your guests arrive. If you refrigerate this ahead of time, be sure to allow a few extra minutes for cooking.
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 small onion, grated
4 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1 (14.5 oz.) can chicken broth
˝ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 pound lump crabmeat
˝ cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream, divided
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray a 1˝ quart casserole or 4 individual casseroles.
Sauce: In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and stir to heat, but do not brown. With a whisk, quickly stir in flour, then chicken broth, salt and 2 tablespoons heavy cream. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook 3 - 5 additional minutes, stirring to keep the bottom of the sauce from browning or lumping. Remove from the heat.
Place the crabmeat in a colander and rinse under cold water. Drain thoroughly, then pat dry with a paper towel to remove the excess moisture.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with ˝ cup of the heavy cream. Add all but 2 tablespoons sauce to the egg mixture and thoroughly combine. With a large spoon, gently mix in the crabmeat, preserving the lumps as much as possible. Spoon the mixture into the casserole dish.
To the 2 tablespoons of reserved sauce, add the parmesan cheese and the remaining 2 tablespoon of heavy cream. Spread gently over the top of the casserole.
Bake about 45 minutes, until hot and bubble, with the top nicely browned.
33 g. fat; 10 g. total carb.; 29 g. protein; 1 g. fiber
˝ starch/bread; 3 ˝ lean meat; 6 fat; ˝ vegetable
EXOTIC CRAB MEAT SALAD
Ingredients: 1/4 cup chili sauce 2/3 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup lemon juice, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 pound jumbo lump crab meat 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped Brazil nuts lettuce avocado (optional)
Combine chili sauce, mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and salt in a small bowl. Add crab meat, celery and nuts; mix lightly and refrigerate. At serving time, spoon salad on lettuce.
Optional: Garnish with avocado slices dipped in remaining lemon juice.
Makes 6 servings. 3 carbs per serving.
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