Crabby Tortilla-Wrap With 3-Cheese Filling

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 25 mins

Serve for brunch, lunch, a light dinner or anytime you get a hankering for CRAB. Easy to prepare; always a favourite with the kids, especially teens and their pals. You may wish to add additional Tabasco, or other hot sauce. The flavour of this mixture is mild - medium. All a matter of personal taste. Serve with a variety of melons to add coolness to the meal.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut the tops off the green, red, and yellow peppers.
  3. Place peppers on a shallow pan in the oven and roast until the skin begins to bubble and separates from the flesh- about 15 minutes.
  4. Turn frequently to allow all sides to roast.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  6. Peel the peppers, make one slit in the peppers to open.
  7. Remove and discard the seeds.
  8. Coarse-chop the roasted peppers and set aside.
  9. This is the only time you will use your oven.
  10. CHEDDAR CHEESE: Shred cheese and set aside in a separate bowl.
  11. RICOTTA CHEESE MIXTURE: Wash the spinach leaves well; remove and discard the stems from the spinach.
  12. Do not dry spinach.
  13. Place in a saucepan on the stove over medium heat.
  14. There should be sufficient water left on the leaves, to cook the spinach until it wilts; additional water may be added if you feel it necessary.
  15. Remove cooked spinach from pot and place in a colander over a bowl, to drain.
  16. Squeeze any excess water from the spinach.
  17. Chop the spinach finely.
  18. Mix well with Ricotta Cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, and set aside.
  19. CRAB MEAT MIXTURE: In a large skillet, heat, the olive oil over medium heat.
  20. Saute crab meat, and chopped green onions. Remove from heat and set aside.
  21. TOMATO MIXTURE: To the pan add: skinned and chopped Roma tomatoes; grated fresh carrot, black and green olives, celery, Tabasco, Cayenne and salt.
  22. Mix well and cook, 5- 7 minutes; just long enough to heat the ingredients though.
  23. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  24. In a mixing bowl: Add Ricotta cheese mixture, crab meat mixture, tomato mixture; and fresh cilantro; turn over a few times to mix the ingredients.
  25. Scoop onto tortillas, make tidy pockets by folding bottom up and then the two side inches.
  26. Top with the shredded cheese.
  27. Serve with beverage of your choice.
Most Helpful

These were realllllllly good, but I think next time i might leave out some of the olives. I, personally, would enjoy this recipe better w/out the olives. The flavors are excellent, and the addition of crabmeat to this is quite unique, but tasty!

love4culinary July 09, 2003

Toolie, these were amazing! I made these for dinner tonight, and oh my God....DH and my son just devoured these in no time...I made them with store-bought roasted peppers in the jar, and prepackaged spinach, I did cheat and used imitation crab meat, so I skipped line 19, and just mixed packaged crab with green onions, I also left out the fresh cilantro, as I did not have any in my fridge... next time I will mabey try it with fresh crab meat, this is a nice change from chicken or beef tortillas...We just loved these, thanks so much Toolie for posting such a wonderful and very tasty recipe, I can't wait to make these again! Thanks KC :-)

Kittencal@recipezazz May 03, 2004