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feedmyfriends Jun 30, 2007 07:14 PM

I've been covering for a co-worker for a month now, and am exhausted. I haven't the energy to go to the store and get additional ingredients, but I bought a few large organic heirloom tomatoes, some sweetcorn and green onions, and mozzarella at farmer's market yesterday and have some fresh basil from the garden. I also have a can of crab meat I need to use soon, but I don't have eggs for crabcakes. I also have lemons on hand, but that's about it for my fridge. What can I make with these ingredients that doesn't require a lot of effort?

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  1. revsharkie RE: feedmyfriends Jun 30, 2007 08:29 PM

    This might be too late for you, but why not make a salad like tuna salad with the crabmeat and the onions, and stuff it in the tomatoes, then top with the mozzarella and stick it under the broiler for a minute. I don't know how basil would be with crab but if it appeals, add it too.

    1. riceflour RE: feedmyfriends Jun 30, 2007 08:35 PM

      Sorry to reply so late. If you have mayo, you can use it in place of eggs for crabcakes. With a little caprese on the side, or maybe a corn, tomato, onion salsa-type thing?

      Hope you have a good dinner...

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        feedmyfriends RE: riceflour Jun 30, 2007 08:54 PM

        Thank you both.
        I will for sure make the crab salad stuffed tomatoes tomorrow. What a great idea!
        That's also a good idea for the crabcakes I can make some up tomorrow and freeze them for weekdays when I'm too tired to cook.

      2. Richard 16 RE: feedmyfriends Jun 30, 2007 10:46 PM

        This should be easy enough:

        Make a basic sliced tomato/mozarella/basil/evoo salad with a little lemon juice and/or zest. Make a second salad with the crab, mayo, roasted corn, and the green onions - just a little S & P. Maybe a little tarragon or dill too. Serve with bib or Boston lettuce and some crusty bread.

        Have fun!

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          nissenpa RE: Richard 16 Jul 1, 2007 07:10 AM

          Cooking Light had a recipe a couple of years ago for a tomato corn tart. I think mozz was sprinkled on top. It was pretty simple. It may still be on their site.

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            chef chicklet RE: nissenpa Jul 1, 2007 07:27 AM

            wow I love the ways this sounds!

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