Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
From the Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life. Notice how to prepare the cups and salad with dressing the day before. Then assemble on the day you need it. Posted for ZWT4.
For the Wonton Cups
- cooking spray
- 18 wonton wrappers, thawed if frozen
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
For the Dressing
- 2 tablespoons lime juice, fresh
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
For the Salad
- 1⁄2 lb lump crabmeat, picked over for shells and cartilage
- 1⁄4 cup celery, finely diced
- 1⁄2 cup mango, peeled and finely diced
- 1⁄4 cup scallion, thinly sliced white & green parts
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Coat two min-muffin tins with cooking spray.
- To make the wonton cups, brush both sides of the wonton wrappers with the canola oil and place each wrapper into a section of a mini-muffin tin.
- Gently press each wrapper into the tin and arrange so that it forms a cup shape.
- The wrapper will stick up out of the cup.
- Sprinkle with the salt and bake until browned and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Allow the cups to cool, then remove from the tin.
- These can be prepared the day before and stored at room temperature in an airtight container.
- To make the dressing, whisk together the lime juice and zest, the salt, black pepper, and red pepper.
- Add the olive oil and whisk until well combined.
- To make the salad, in a medium bowl, gently toss together the crabmeat, celery, mango, scallions, and cilantro, trying not to break up the crab too much.
- Add the dressing and gently toss to combine.
- This can be prepared the day before and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
- Fill each cup with the crab salad and serve immediately.
These are okay, they sound great...but they are missing something or a few somethings. I tried a few variations but still not satisfied. 1st variation: I added avocado. Good, but not great. 2nd: Added a little bit of mayo to the crab mixture, still just "okay". 3rd I added an italian cheese blend to the crab mixture and baked it for a few min to get the cheese to melt. Still missing something. Added some cayenne to spice it up.
Next time I think I will bake the wontons for 5 min, (be careful not to use too much oil when you brush them!) and then put together the crab and some cream cheese and chives & bake for a another few min. Then add the celery, mango, cilantro, and avocado on top upon serving.