CrabbyMaters

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FH Browne

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@fhbrowne

My mother made a variation on this during the summer in Michigan when her heirloom tomatoes were at their ripest. She used frozen crab, but if you have fresh that would be even better, although flash-frozen crab is just about as good.

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Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    cooked king crab or dungeness crab meat, frozen
  • 6 large
    heirloom tomatoes (at least 4-5 inches in diameter)
  • 1/2 c
    cooked cocktail shrimp
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1/4 c
    chopped shallots
  • 1/4 c
    diced granny smith apples, peel on
  • 1/4 c
    chopped red pepper, skin on
  • 1 1/2 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1/4 Tbsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    finely minced fresh basil
  • 2 tsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    freshly planed parmesan cheese

How to Make CrabbyMaters

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat the barbecue or oven to medium high (350˚F-400˚F).
  2. Cut slice off the top 1/2”-inch of each tomato, scoop out the pulp, strain out seeds, turn the tomato shells upside down to drain. Chop pulp and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in skillet; add shallots, apples and green pepper and sauté until tender, add reserved tomato pulp to the skillet, cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and add the breadcrumbs, crab, shrimp, salt, pepper and basil.
  4. Sprinkle insides of the tomato shells with salt and fill with the crab-tomato mixture. Place in a sprayed shallow roasting pan; sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese; and bake in the barbecue for 20-25 minutes or until the tomatoes are tender.
  5. Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley and serve. Suggest you serve thick, heavily garlic-buttered slices of toasted French bread to sop up the wonderful juices.

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About CrabbyMaters

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy



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