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crab rollups

a recipe by
Marie Roberts
Providence, RI

:) Unfortunately, no great story behind this one. Most of the time I throw stuff together because I can be a bit lazy when it means going to the grocer. Fresh crab is better, but this is what I had to work with.

prep time 1 Hr
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For crab rollups

  • 1/2 pkg
    imitation crabmeat
  • 3 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder or you can use fresh garlic chopped very fine
  • 1/4 c
    mayonnaise, may need to use more, but optional
  • 1/2 c
    green olives, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    black olives, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    shay's pickle relish
  • 3
    green onions, chopped fine or use regular onions
  • 1 sm
    tomato, chopped
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 pkg
    spinach tortillas

How To Make crab rollups

  • 1
    Combine first 8 ingredients and set aside. Spread cream cheese on tortilla then spoon crab mixture in center and roll up, making sure you keep it tight as possible without tearing. Slice off both ends of the tortilla, and then cut in 1-1/2 inch sections and place on a plate to serve.
  • 2
    Just a note: You cannot buy "Shay's Pickle Relish". My niece cans her own and I raid her pantry when I am out. Any sweet relish or dill would work fine.