Baked Crab Bites
We’re excited to be partnering with Louis Kemp Crab Delights® for today’s delicious bite size appetizer recipe!
Baked Crab Bites are a simple seafood appetizer served in a crisp phyllo cup.
Last weekend Melinda and I hosted a wine tasting party for friends. We’ll have more details for you later this week but needless to say we had so much fun. We’ve just started getting into wine and pairing it with dishes that help bring out the flavors and this party was all about trying new recipes and wines.
You guys are already well aware of our addiction to bite size appetizers so you won’t be surprised when I tell you that we decided to make several different small bites for guests to pair with their wines, rather than one big meal. We made sweet and savory dishes and it’s hard to pick a favorite, but I will say that there were no Baked Crab Bites left at the end of the night.
The filling was a mix of Louis Kemp Crab Delights®, garlic, mayo, cream cheese and havarti cheese, bell pepper, and our secret weapon, Old Bay seasoning. Crab Delights is “surimi” or imitation crab meat, which is a combination of Alaska Pollock (Alaskan whitefish) and real snow crab. It’s gluten free, low calorie, and high in omega 3’s, making it a healthy protein to add to recipes. I eat it most often in California Rolls (my favorite!!) and Crab Rangoon. It tastes so good baked with all of that creamy, cheesy, goodness, and the addition of the red bell peppers gives it a little extra crunch.
We could have just put the mixture in a casserole dish and baked it as a dip but we wanted individual servings so people could take a bite as they tasted they sipped their wines, so we put it in phyllo cups and baked them. Like I said, these went fast and that’s just about the nest compliment you can get when you try out a new recipe. I’ve already added them to my New Year’s Eve appetizer menu.
Easy Crab Bites
- 1/2 lb Louis Kemp Crab Delights, chopped
- 1 Tbsp Olive oil
- 1 Tbsp Onion
- 1 tsp Garlic, minced
- 3 Tbsp Mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp Lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay
- 6 oz. Cream cheese, softened
- 2 oz. Havarti Cheese grated
- 2 Tbsp Red Bell Pepper, finely chopped
- 30 Phyllo Cups
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Heat olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. Once hot add onions and garlic and saute until softened, 2-3 minutes.
- In mixing bowl combine onion, garlic, red pepper, mayonnaise, lemon juice, old bay, cream cheese, and Havarti cheese. Mix until completely blended.
- Fold in king crab meat.
- Fill phyllo cups with mixture and bake for 15 minutes.
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These look so good! But being from the East coast, I would have to go rogue and use real crab 🙂
Sounds good to me!!
I love seafood of any kind and these look so good! I might actually make these tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing, Kat! GOD bless you, Love! 🙂
I hope you enjoy them
Let us know how they turn out!
What a delicious appetizer idea! I love crab!
I stopped by from Thursday Favorite Things.
Love this recipe! Can’t wait to make it for the holidays!
How many phyllo cups per were used? looks like 4???
We used two boxes, 30 cups.
Did you thaw the phyllo cups prior to baking?
No you don’t have to thaw them before baking.
Can this recipe be made a couple of days in advance?
Hi Ann, yes you can make the filling a day or two in advance then fill the shells and bake right before serving.
These were dynamite! Followed the recipe as is. Thanks for sharing.