Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Blue Cheese Alaska Crab Melt - or Dip

Here's one from my email that I just have to save for later...

Blue Cheese Alaska Crab Melt - or Dip
Serves: 3 cups spread, makes 12 open faced sandwiches with 1/4 cup
spread on each

3 ounces blue cheese, crumbled; about ¾ cup
½ cup red onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
½ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
½ cup fat-free or low fat mayonnaise
½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 cup shelled cooked Alaska Crab meat (King, Dungeness or Snow)
Freshly ground black pepper
12 slices bread, preferably whole grain
12 slices sharp cheddar cheese, optional

1. Combine all ingredients except the bread slices and optional
sliced cheese in a medium bowl and mix thoroughly.

2. Divide mixture among the 12 slices of bread, topping with cheese
slices, if using.

3. Toast bread in oven or toaster oven until mixture is hot and
bubbly and bread is lightly toasted on the bottom.

Nutrients per serving: calories 151; protein 12 gm; total fat 9.6 gm;
sat fat 4 gm; cholesterol 40 mg; sodium 457 mg.

Source: Alaska Seafood