- Olive oil 1 tsp
- Refined flour 1 tbsp
- Biscuit dough 50 gr
- Cream Cheese 3 tbsps, softened
- Canned crab meat 1/2 cup, drained and shredded
- Mayonnaise 2 tbsps
- Cheddar Cheese 1/4 cup, grated
- Scallions 1 tbsp, finely chopped
- Thick plain yogurt 2 tbsps
- Garlic 2 cloves, finely grated
- Worcestershire Sauce 1/2 tsp
- Paprika powder a pinch
- Fresh parsley 2 tsp, finely chopped
King crab appetizer is such a simple recipe that requires absolutely no specific skill set to create this fancy looking and delicious snack preparation.
You may enjoy these appetizers as a part of the breakfast meal, light mid day snack or with the cocktails for an evening gathering. A healthier version of the recipe would be to replace cream cheese with thick plain low fat Greek yogurt in equal quantity.
So, try out this uber simple and creamy sea food snack now!
- Preheat oven to 220 degrees C and lightly grease 6 tart shells with olive oil.
- Lightly dust a clean surface with refined flour and roll the dough in to a thin sheet of about ¼ inch height.
- Layer the tart shells nicely with the rolled out dough on the inside of the greased shells. Cut off the extra dough layer from the edges to give a clean look to the tarts.
- In another bowl, combine the cream cheese, crab meat, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, scallions, yogurt, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and paprika until mixed nicely.
- Stuff the cream cheese filling inside the tart shells equally.
- Transfer the tart shells to preheated oven and bake the tarts at 200 degrees C for 25 minutes or until the tarts turn light brown in color.
- Turn off the oven and let the tarts sit inside for another 10 minutes.
- Remove the tarts from the oven, unmould and garnish with fresh parsley.
- Serve and enjoy!
- You may replace olive oil with any vegetable oil of your choice.
- You may replace the herbs based on your taste preference and ease of availability.
- You may adjust the chili content according to your preference by adding or reducing the paprika powder content.
- You may replace the canned crab meat with fresh crab meat as well. In that case, you will have to adjust the salt content of the dish according to your taste preference.
- You may prepare the tart a few days in advance, freeze for 2 to 3 days, reheat well and serve for a quick party or an impromptu get together.
Nutritional information (per serving): 126 Calories, 9.5g Total fat (3.4g Saturated fat, 0.3g Polyunsaturated fat, 1.7g Monounsaturated fat), 24.2mg Cholesterol, 186mg Sodium, 66mg Potassium, 5.4g Total carbohydrates (0.1g Dietary fiber, 1.5g Sugars), 4.7g Protein