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Deviled Crab

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  Unsalted margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Green onions 3 , chopped fine
  Celery stalks 1 Medium, chopped fine
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Skim milk 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Mustard 2 Teaspoon (Use Dijon Or Spicy Brown)
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Crabmeat 1 Pound, bits of shell and cartilage removed (Use Fresh, Canned, Or Frozen And Thawed)
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Fine dry bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lemon peel 3

Preheat the broiler.
In a medium size heavy saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of the margarine over moderate heat; add the green onions and celery and cook until just tender about 5 minutes.
Blend in the flour and cook 3 minutes more.
Add the milk and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick and smooth about 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and blend in the mustard, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper.
Stir in the crabmeat and parsley; set aside.
Melt the remaining margarine in a small saucepan over moderate heat, stir in the bread crumbs, and set aside.
Spoon equal amounts of the crab mixture into 4 lightly greased scallop shells or individual baking dishes.
Sprinkle with equal amounts of the crumb mixture.
Broil 7 to 9 inches from the heat until browned about 3 to 4 minutes.
Garnish with strips of lemon peel, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 862 Calories from Fat 250

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 33 g50%

Saturated Fat 5.1 g25.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 448.6 mg149.5%

Sodium 3214.2 mg133.9%

Total Carbohydrates 50 g16.7%

Dietary Fiber 8.2 g32.8%

Sugars 20.5 g

Protein 94 g188.1%

Vitamin A 85% Vitamin C 296.9%

Calcium 85.9% Iron 24.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Deviled Crab Recipe