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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Crab, Smoked Paprika & Lime Crostini

This crostino makes a great starter or light lunch, and it is a nice change from the usual mayo-lemon-crab combination. The smoked paprika works perfectly with the "limey" mayo, encasing the crab in a creamy, rich sauce, the whole thing sitting on a bed of crunchy bread and fresh salad leaves.

INGREDIENTS (for two people)

  • Four heaped tablespoons of fresh, white crab meat
  • Two heaped tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • Half a teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • The juice of half a lime
  • Two spring onions, finely sliced
  • A ciabatta bread, cut in half lengthwise and toasted
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt
Mix the crabmeat, mayo, smoked paprika, spring onions and lime juice together; taste and season with salt. 

Toast the ciabatta bread, then rub it with a little olive oil and sprinkle it with salt. Season the salad leaves with more oil, salt and a squeeze of lime juice, then arrange them on the toasted bread and spoon the crab mix on top. Boy, if it tastes incredible!

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