We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Acadian-Style Crab Salad on Croissants. This dish qualifies as a Easy level recipe. It should take you about 12 min to make this recipe. The Acadian-Style Crab Salad on Croissants recipe should make enough food for 12 pieces, 6 servings.
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Ingredients for Acadian-Style Crab Salad on Croissants
- 2 (6-ounce) tubs fresh lump crab (1 pound 300 count shrimp may be substituted)
- 2 ribs celery from the heart, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup white onion, finely chopped or grated with a hand grater
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup chili sauce, eyeball the amount
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper
- Bibb or leaf lettuce, 4 leaves
- 4 large croissants, split lengthwise
Directions for Acadian-Style Crab Salad on Croissants
- Run your fingers through the crab meat to remove any bits of shell. In a bowl, combine the celery, onion, mayo, chili, hot sauce and Worcestershire. Add the crab meat to the bowl and mix with a fork. Season with salt and pepper, to your taste. Pile salad on lettuce leaves in croissants. Cut each croissant in thirds on angles, following the shape of the pastry. Arrange sandwiches on a plate and serve.
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- Frying pan
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- Wooden Spoon
Categories in this Recipe
- Shrimp Salad
- Salad Recipes
- Shellfish Recipes
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- Sandwich – A sandwich is a food typically consisting of vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread, or more generally any dish wherein bread serves as a container or wrapper for another food type. The sandwich began as a portable, convenient finger food in the Western world, though over time it has become prevalent worldwide. In the 21st century there has been considerable debate over the precise definition of sandwich; and specifically whether a hot dog or open sandwich can be categorized as such. In the United States, the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration are the responsible agencies. The USDA uses the definition, “at least 35% cooked meat and no more than 50% bread” for closed sandwiches, and “at least 50% cooked meat” for open sandwiches.Sandwiches are a popular type of lunch food, taken to work, school, or picnics to be eaten as part of a packed lunch. The bread may be plain or be coated with condiments, such as mayonnaise or mustard, to enhance its flavour and texture. As well as being homemade, sandwiches are also widely sold in various retail outlets and can be served hot or cold. There are both savoury sandwiches, such as deli meat sandwiches, and sweet sandwiches, such as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.The sandwich is named after its supposed inventor, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. The Wall Street Journal has described it as Britain’s “biggest contribution to gastronomy”.
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- Celery – Celery (Apium graveolens) is a marshland plant in the family Apiaceae that has been cultivated as a vegetable since antiquity. Celery has a long fibrous stalk tapering into leaves. Depending on location and cultivar, either its stalks, leaves or hypocotyl are eaten and used in cooking. Celery is also used as a spice and its extracts have been used in herbal medicine.
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- Lunch – Lunch is a meal eaten around midday. During the 20th century, the meaning gradually narrowed to a meal eaten midday. Lunch is commonly the second meal of the day, after breakfast. The meal varies in size depending on the culture, and significant variations exist in different areas of the world.