Crabmeat canapé

    19 min

    Treat your guests with these delicious party bites. Easy and wonderful crab canapés made and served on crusty herb bread. This is a very simple, very tasty snack or appetiser. They keep well in the fridge, so you can make them in advance and use as needed. They are great for a casual pre-drink appetiser or equally fitting for elegant cocktail parties.


    Surrey, England, UK
    4 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 150g crabmeat
    • 2 tablespoons fresh cream or crème fraiche
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 handful fresh herbs parsley or coriander, chopped
    • squeeze of lemon or lime
    • 1/2 baguette, sliced

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:4min  ›  Ready in:19min 

    1. Warm the oil in a frying pan over a low heat. Add the shallots and cook and stir till the shallots are soft then add the crab meat, cook for 2 to 3 minutes still on low heat.
    2. Add the fresh cream simmer for another 2 minutes. Season with salt and a good pinch of pepper then add the chopped fresh herbs, stir well. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool down. Finish off with a squeeze of lemon.
    3. Once cooled, spoon onto sliced crusty bread and serve.

    Brinda’s Note:

    You can substitute crab meat with smoked salmon or lobster meat. This mixture can be made and kept in the freezer, take out defrost and use when needed.

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    Such an easy little party bite  -  20 Jun 2015