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crab stuffed peppers

Recipe by
Dave Mathews

I was tasked with making lunch on Sunday and there just wasn't much in the house or the cupboard. I discovered a can of lump crab meat on the bottom shelf of the fridge and started thinking. A raid on the crisper found a few old orange peppers and a few raw Brussels sorouts that needed to be eaten soon. My mind started to grind. In a few minutes I came up with this recipe. It turned out better than I expected so I posted it here. What I originally thought of was crab cakes but I didn't have half of the ingredients for that and I was too lazy to run to the store.

yield 3 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For crab stuffed peppers

  • 3
    bell peppers, orange
  • 1 lb
    lump crab meat
  • 1/2 c
    crackers, ground
  • 6 md
    brussel sprouts
  • 1/2 stick
    butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp
    parmesean cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic, chopped

How To Make crab stuffed peppers

  • 1
    Prepare the peppers by cutting in half and seeding. Bake for 20 minutes at 300F or until a light char forms around edges
  • 2
    Meanwhile prepare crab filling by placing crab meat, ground crackers, garlic and Parmesean cheese in a medium bowl. Finley chop Brussels sprouts. Be sure to remove bottom stem and any bad looking leaves first. Add to crab mixture and mix well. Add melted butter and stir. The filling should be wet enough to form a ball and stick together so test it as you add the butter. It might not take all of it.
  • 3
    Let the crab mixture stand for at least 10 minutes so the crackers get soft.
  • 4
    Remove the bell peppers from the oven and let cool unless you have asbestos hands. Stuff each half pepper with the crab mixture. Over fill each. They look better that way. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes keeping an eye on them so they don't burn.
  • 5
    To serve make a quick bechamel sauce with a good amount of crushed garlic. Make it thick so it can be piped over stuffed pepper just before serving.

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