Finger Food Using Imitation Crab?
- soypower Mar 28, 2008 05:19 PM
I have a ton of imitation crab in the freezer (from a recent california roll night) and would like to use it up for a party I'm going to this weekend...Ideally, I'm looking for an appetizer or finger food...
Any help would be greatly appreciated! ~
I remember going to this breakfast restaurant called the frog pond. One of the breakfast dishes was an english muffin with a topping of imitation crab mixed in cream cheese then broiled. It was real tasty. You could do something along those same lines with little french bread rounds.
I sometimes make a really good "krab" salad, just mayo, lime juice, a little minced green onion, cilantro and celery, and a couple dashes of Tabasco. If the crab is chopped pretty fine, it would be a perfect spread for thin slices of baquette, toasted or not, or tostaditos (or whatever they call those little round tortilla chips).
I'd make crab cakes with a flavorful salsa (corn and/or black bean with some sweet heat to it) to try and mask the "imitation" factor, or maybe mini-quiches with smoky ingredients (bacon/ham/sausage and smoked cheddar). If you (and your eaters) don't mind the taste of imitation crab, wraps (pinwheels) with avocado and cream cheese are common, as are dips.
-Spread layer or white rice into casserole dish.
-Sprinkle furikake (Japanese seasoning for rice; Nori-type works best for me) generously over rice.
-Mix chopped imit crab w/ equal parts mayo & sour cream, then layer over rice/furikake.
-Broil until speckled brown on top.
-Cut Korean-style (seasoned w/ salt & sesame oil) roasted seaweed sheets into 1/4s or 1/2s. Any seasoned roasted seaweed will do, really.
-Eat like handrolls. Can add cucumbers or avocados if desired.
thanks for all the ideas.
i ended up making tea sandwiches with krab salad, pickled red onions and cucumbers...also mixed some of the crab with cream cheese and stuffed some jalapeno halves. i topped it with some panko, sprayed olive oil and broiled them...turned out much better than i thought they would...:o)