About this recipe: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.
1 handful fresh herbs parsley or coriander, chopped
squeeze of lemon or lime
1/2 baguette, sliced
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:4min › Ready in:19min
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.
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.
Once cooled, spoon onto sliced crusty bread and serve.
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.