Spinach, Crab, and Artichoke Dip

January 29, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a Delicious and Healthy Appetizer for your upcoming Super Bowl Party – Spinach, Crab, and Artichoke Dip. Made using Crab Meat, Frozen Spinach, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, a jar of Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Hot Pepper Sauce, and Melba Toast. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Spinach, Crab, and Artichoke Dip

Ingredients
1 can (6 1/2 ounces) crabmeat, drained and shredded
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed nearly dry
1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
1 jar (about 6 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Melba toast or whole grain crackers (optional)

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 1/4 cup

* Pick out and discard any shell or cartilage from crabmeat. Combine crabmeat, spinach, cream cheese, artichokes, and hot pepper sauce in 1 1/2-quart slow cooker. Cover; cook on high 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until heated through, stirring after 1 hour. Serve with melba toast, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 99 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 29 mg, Sodium: 295 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/spinach-crab-artichoke-dip/

 

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 29, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Fresh Crab Meat storage…………………….

Properly stored, cooked crab meat will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator. To further extend the shelf life of cooked crab meat, freeze it; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap.

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Classic Gumbo

July 6, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Classic Gumbo. Crab Meat, Shrimp, Spices, Vegetables, and Rice make up this Comfort Food Classic! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website which not only has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes but also has Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and so much more. So be sure to check it out soon! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Classic Gumbo

Ingredients
1 1/2 quarts water
8 ounces crabmeat
5 ounces shrimp
2 bay leaves
2 lemon wedges
2 slices onion
1 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 pound okra, sliced
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon thyme
3 1/2 cups prepared white rice
Directions
In a large pot, bring 1 1/2 quarts water to a boil and add crabmeat, shrimp, bay leaves, lemon wedges, onion slices, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and black pepper. Boil for 10 minutes. Remove shrimp and crabmeat and set in refrigerator. Strain stock and set aside.

Sauté sliced okra in 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a large skillet. When soft and lightly browned, place in a large pot. Add chopped tomatoes to okra and cook over low heat, stirring often. In skillet with 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil sauté green peppers and onion until tender. Add to okra and tomatoes and cook, stirring often. In the skillet, add 2 tablespoons flour and stir until slightly browned (if it burns, discard flour and start over again). Add remaining 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil to the flour and stir until mixture is slightly bubbly. Stir in 1 cup of the reserved stock and cook until thickened. Add this liquid to pot with vegetables. Stir thoroughly, keeping heat on low. Add additional stock to create a thick, stewlike consistency. Stir in thyme and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Cover and cook over low heat for an additional two hours. Add reserved crabmeat and shrimp to gumbo and blend, adding additional stock if needed. Cover and continue to heat for another 30 minutes. Prepare rice. To serve, place 1/2 cup boiled white rice in a large soup bowl and top with 1 cup gumbo. Serve immediately.

Yield: 7 servings.

Serving size: 1 cup gumbo with 1/2 cup rice.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 260 calories, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Protein: 15 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 146 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/classic-gumbo/

Soup Special of the Day…….Cajun Gumbo

June 17, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is a Gumbo, but just not any Gumbo a Cajun Gumbo! Made with Chicken Thighs, Crab Meat, Shrimp, Crawfish, Oysters, and more! Everyone leaving the table will be smiling! The recipe comes from one of my favorite recipe sites, the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, or cuisines so check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cajun Gumbo
Gumbo combines ingredients and culinary practices of several cultures, including French, Spanish, German, West African and Choctaw. The dish is the official cuisine of the state of Louisiana.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 pounds chicken thighs
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth or water
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 dried bay leaf
1 (10-ounce) package frozen sliced okra
1 1/2 pounds crabmeat, shrimp, crawfish, lobster and/or surimi
1 (10-ounce) jar medium oysters, drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Place chicken thighs in a single layer on a shallow baking pan and season with salt and pepper. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until done. Remove chicken from pan and set aside to cool. Deglaze pan with a little water, scraping the bottom to remove any browned bits and pour pan juices into a fat separator and set aside. When chicken is cool enough to handle, pick meat and discard skin and bones.
3 – Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. Add onion and green pepper and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in flour, reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add garlic, and cook for 2 more minutes, or until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes (undrained), chicken broth, red pepper flakes, thyme and bay leaf. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened. Cover and and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chicken, pan juices (discard fat) and okra. Return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in crab, oysters and parsley. Cook gently 5 to 10 minutes or until oysters begin to curl and crab is thoroughly warmed (if using shrimp, shrimp should be pink and opaque throughout). Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over rice in soup bowls.

Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/cajun_gumbo_recipe.html

One of America’s Favorites – Crab Louie

October 10, 2016 at 5:30 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Crab Louie salad, also known as Crab Louis Salad or the King of Salads, is a type of salad featuring crab meat. The recipe dates back to the early 1900s and originates on the West Coast of America.

 

 

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The exact origins of the dish are uncertain, but it is known that Crab Louie was being served in San Francisco, at Solari’s, as early as 1914. A recipe for Crab Louie exists from this date in a publication entitled Bohemian San Francisco by Clarence E. Edwords, and for a similar “Crabmeat a la Louise” salad in the 1910 edition of a cookbook by Victor Hirtzler, head chef of the city’s St. Francis Hotel. Another early recipe is found in the The Neighborhood Cook Book, compiled by the Portland Council of Jewish Women in 1912. San Francisco’s Bergez-Frank’s Old Poodle Dog restaurant menu included “Crab Leg à la Louis (special)” in 1908, named for the chef Louis Coutard who died in May 1908.

By some accounts it was created by entrepreneur Louis Davenport, founder of the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington. Davenport spent his early years in San Francisco before moving to Spokane Falls. He would use crab imported from Seattle to be offered in his hotel. His recipe pre-dates 1914 and can be found in hotel historical menus. The popularity of Crab Louie has diminished since its heyday in the early to mid-1900s, but it can still be found on the menu of some hotels and restaurants on the West Coast, including the Palace Hotel in San Francisco and the Davenport Hotel.

 
The main ingredient for Crab Louie, as the name suggests, is crab meat. The preferred crab is Dungeness Crab, but other crab meat can be substituted, including cheaper imitation crab meat. Although variations of the recipe exist, an essential ingredient is a creamy dressing such as Louis dressing, Thousand Island dressing or Green goddess dressing. This dressing is either served on the side or mixed with the other ingredients, depending on which recipe is used.

A typical Crab Louie salad consists of:

* Crab meat,
* Hard boiled eggs,
* Tomato,
* Asparagus,
* served on a bed of Iceberg lettuce
* with a Louie dressing based on mayonnaise and chili sauce on the side.
Other ingredients such as olives and green onions have also been listed as ingredients in some recipes.

 

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Deviled Eggs with Curried Crab

November 25, 2014 at 6:19 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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Kick your Deviled Eggs up a couple of notches with this weeks Diabetic Dish of the Week Deviled Eggs with Curried Crab. With Cayenne Pepper, Curry Powder, and Crab Meat you know you got a winner dish here. Plus they’re only 70 calorie and 2 carbs per serving!

 
Deviled Eggs with Curried Crab
Ingredients

8 hard-cooked eggs

1/4cup light mayonnaise dressing or salad dressing
1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
1 teaspoons flavored mustard (such as Dijon-style mustard or horseradish mustard)
1/4teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoons purchased mango chutney
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise dressing or salad dressing
1/2teaspoon curry powder
1/2cup cooked crabmeat (about 2-3/4 ounces)
Desired garnishes (such as paprika, finely chopped sweet pepper, snipped fresh chives, sliced or chopped toasted almonds, and/or cracked black pepper) (optional)

 
Directions

Halve the hard-cooked eggs lengthwise and remove yolks. Set whites aside. In a quart-size resealable plastic bag combine egg yolks, the 1/4 cup mayonnaise dressing, the green onion, mustard, 1/8 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of the cayenne pepper. Seal bag. Gently squeeze the bag to mix ingredients until smooth. Snip off one corner of the bag; pipe egg yolk mixture into egg white halves. (Or in a small bowl combine egg yolks, the 1/4 cup mayonnaise dressing, the green onion, mustard, 1/8 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of the cayenne pepper; mash and stir with a fork until well mixed. Spoon into a decorating bag fitted with a star tip; pipe into egg white halves.)
Cut up any large pieces of chutney. In a small bowl combine chutney, the 3 tablespoons mayonnaise dressing, curry powder, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Gently fold in crabmeat. Top each deviled egg with a spoonful of the crab mixture. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 2 hours. If desired, garnish with desired garnishes. Makes 16 appetizers.

 

* The egg yolk mixture may be made a day ahead and stored, covered, in the refrigerator. Wrap and store egg white halves separately.

 
Nutrition Facts (Deviled Eggs with Curried Crab)
70 kcal cal., 5 g fat (1 g sat. fat, 113 mg chol., 142 mg sodium, 2 g carb., 4 g pro.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Crab Cake Slider w/ Baked Fries

June 11, 2014 at 5:13 PM | Posted in Ore - Ida, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crab Cake Slider w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

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Another cloudy and rainy day out again. Ran dad for a check-up at his family doctor. Then stopped by Kroger to pick up some Apples and Boston Lettuce and back home. Been fighting with a mild case of the Phantom Pains since last night, It hasn’t been too bad though. For dinner tonight Crab Cake Slider w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 
I just had Crab Cakes the other night and they were so delicious I’m having more tonight, but as a Slider Sandwich. Once again I used Kroger Private Selection Maryland Style Crab Cakes. They come frozen and there’s 2 to box. To prepare them just preheat the oven on 400 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. Nothing beats a fresh made Crab Cake, but these are too good to be frozen! They’re just the right size, about 3.5 ounces each, and full of flavor. Baked them for about 30 minutes and they were done. Served then on a Pepperidge Farm Wheat Slider Buns. Topped them with Louisiana Remoulade Dressing and Arugula. This makes one delicious Slider! The taste of the Crab Meat and Remoulade Sauce, then the Peppery taste of the Arugula is perfect together!

 

 

 
Then I also prepared one of my 2 favorite sides, Green Beans being the other, Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries. Love these Fries, they’re 130 calories and 20 carbs per serving. And a serving is 13 Fries, which is plenty. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

Pepperidge Farm Wheat Slider BunsPepperidge Farms Wheat Slider Buns

 

Timeless and without pretense, our “Bakery Classics” stand for quality, with premium ingredients, perfectly orchestrated with a baker’s touch. Make your barbecues a little more special with our delicious buns. We hope you agree that our bakers have created a delicious, premium quality bun.

 

Pepperidge Farm® Fresh Breads & Rolls
Sliders Wheat Buns
Nutrition Facts*
Amount per Serving (serving size) = 1 bun

Calories 100
Fat Calories 15
Total Fat 2g
Sat. Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsat. Fat 1g
Monounsat. Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 130mg
Total Carb. 17g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g

% Daily Values**
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Thiamin 6%
Riboflavin 6%
Niacin 8%
Folic Acid 10%
Calcium 4%
Iron 0%

 
http://www.pepperidgefarm.com/ProductDetail.aspx?catID=757&prdID=120929

 

 

 

 

 

LOUISIANA Remoulade DressingLousiana Remoulade Dressing

 
LOUISIANA Remoulade Dressing is typically a cold dressing served with chilled boiled seafood. This dressing combines the perfect blend of soybean oil, horseradish, egg yolks, tomato paste, onion, garlic and other spices. Use it as a dipping sauce for your favorite seafoods or meats.

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