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Spicy Crab

Spicy CrabRecipe courtesy of Seafish, the UK Sea Fish Industry Authority.

Recipe Ingredients:

White Sauce:
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
5 ounces milk

8 ounces mixed crabmeat
1/2 of an onion, grated (or finely minced)
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 hard-boiled egg, chopped
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 to 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Paprika for sprinkling
Lime wedges, for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. For White Sauce: Melt butter in small saucepan; stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Stir in milk and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  2. Stir crabmeat, onion, Tabasco and egg into the sauce. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, then remove from heat and stir in yogurt and seasoning.
  3. Spoon into individual dishes, and sprinkle with Parmesan and a little paprika. Place under a medium-low broiler and cook until golden brown
  4. Garnish and serve with a tossed green salad, if desired.

Makes 2 servings.

Tip: Try substituting 8 ounces of cooked flaked smoked fish such as cod or haddock for the crabmeat.

"From sea to plate, Seafish delivers expert knowledge, skills and support which help the UK seafood industry secure a sustainable and profitable future."

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Seafish, the UK Sea Fish Industry Authority