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  • Serves: 8 Servings

Christmas Crab Quesadillas

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Category: Seafood, Appetizers, Mexican

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 lb Butter or margarine,
  • Divided
  • 1 Whole shallot (or 2 or 3
  • Green onion), finely
  • Minced
  • 1 ts Chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 lb Lump crab meat, picked over
  • To remove shells
  • 2 tb Sour cream
  • 1 ts Chopped fresh dill
  • Salt, to taste
  • Hot pepper flakes, to taste
  • 6 10-inch flour tortillas at
  • Room temperature
  • 3/4 c Grated Monteray Jack cheese


1/2 c (each) finely chopped red
And green bell peppers
Radicchio leaves, 3 per
Sour cream

Preheat the oven to 375F.

Reserve 2 tablespoons of the butter. Place the remaining butter in a
sauce pan and melt over low heat. Add the shallots and chives. Saute until
translucent. Remove from the heat and add the crab, sour cream, dill, salt
and hot pepper flakes. Mix well.

Spread the crab mixture on one half of each tortilla. Top with a
sprinkling of the grated chese. Fold the tortillas in half and place them
on a baking sheet. Brush the tops of the tortillas with the reserved

Bake in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes or until the tops are
golden brown. Let rest for 5 minutes before cutting into quarters.

Place 3 small radicchio leaves on each plate. Fill one with sour cream,
one with quacamole, and one with salsa. Place three triangles of quesadilla
on each plate. Sprinkle with a confetti of chopped green and red bell

Serves 8.

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