Tested till perfect Crab Salad in Phyllo Cups

Crab Salad in Phyllo Cups

Make the cups and salad in advance but stir the avocado into the salad just before serving. In a pinch, you can use 2 cans (6 oz/170 g each) crabmeat, drained.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 60


  • 6 6sheets phyllo pastry
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupbutter, melted

Crab Salad:

  • 2 pkg 2pkg(7 oz/200 g each) frozen crabmeat, thawed
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspcider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgrainy mustard
  • 1 1clove garliccloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsphot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 1/2mangomangoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 1green oniongreen onions, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupchopped fresh coriander or parsley
  • 1 1avocadoavocados, peeled and diced
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Place 1 sheet of phyllo on work surface, keeping remainder covered with damp towel to prevent drying out. Brush sheet lightly with some of the butter. Top with second sheet; brush with butter. Repeat with third sheet. Cut lengthwise into 5 strips and crosswise into 6 strips to make 30 squares. Press each into lightly greased 1-3/4-inch (4.5 cm) mini-muffin or tart cup.

Bake in centre of 400°F (200°C) oven until golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool on rack. Repeat with remaining phyllo and butter. (Make-ahead: Store in single layer in airtight container for up to 2 days. Or freeze for up to 2 weeks; reheat from frozen on rimmed baking sheet in 375°F/190°C oven, 5 to 10 minutes.)

Crab Salad: Place crabmeat in sieve; pick through to remove any cartilage. Press firmly to remove liquid and set crabmeat aside. In bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Add crabmeat, mango, green onion and coriander; toss. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Add avocado; toss to combine. Spoon into phyllo cups.

Additional information :

Tomato Goat Cheese Salad in Phyllo Cups: Omit Crab Salad. In bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp (25 mL) extra-virgin olive oil; 1 tbsp (15 mL) wine vinegar; 1 clove garlic, minced; 2 tsp (10 mL) chopped fresh thyme (or 1/4 tsp/1 mL dried); and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper. Add 2 cups (500 mL) cherry tomatoes, quartered; and 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh parsley. Spoon half small tube (4.5 oz/130 g tube) goat cheese, softened, evenly into phyllo cups. Spoon tomato mixture over top. Garnish with olive slices if desired.

Nutritional Information Per piece: about

cal 33 pro 2g total fat 2g sat. fat 1g
carb 2g fibre 0 chol 7mg sodium 79mg

% RDI:

iron 2 vit A 2 vit C 2 folate 3
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