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    Cucumber Cups Filled With Crab Appetizer

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    kiwidutch's Note:

    This is one of the easiest appetizers to make. It is so simple and can be made ahead of time.

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    1. 1
      Mix all the ingredients together, taste for seasoning; set aside. This can be covered and refrigerated for 1 day.
    2. 2
      Cut the unpeeled cucumber into 1-1/2" thick slices; with the cucumber slice still laying on it's side, make a diagonal cut, now you have two diagonal cut pieces of cucumber.
    3. 3
      Use a melon baller to make a small round hole in the center of the cucumber where the seeds are to make a cup; do not cut completely through to the other side.
    4. 4
      Lightly salt each cucumber cup; place on a paper towel to drain. They can be refrigerated at this point and finished later.
    5. 5
      When ready to serve remove the cucumber cups from the refrigerator and place a small amount of the crab mixture in the center of each round hole in the cucumber and serve; garnish with fresh herbs.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 20, 2008


      Beautiful and utterly delicious. And, as has been said before, really easy. Not cheap--I made it with Dungeness crab--but worth every penny. I had no idea how to pose the diagonally-cut cucumbers, so I went by instinct.

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    • on July 09, 2007


      Great summer dish - I doubled the recipe (except the olive oil) and my husband and I ate this for dinner. We made it a second time, but diced the cucumbers and served it as a salad. We love lime so we added a little extra lime juice.

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    • on March 06, 2007


      Very nice appetizers, & as said, the 'easiest' to make! The only change I made was to peel the cucumbers in thin alternating strips lengthwise, to give a narrow section [peeled] contrasting with a wide green section [unpeeled] to each cup! I enjoyed the ease of making these [compared, lets say, with scooping out & stuffing cherry tomatoes!], & the raves were just as prolific! Thanks for the great appetizer recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cucumber Cups Filled With Crab Appetizer

    Serving Size: 1 (50 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 12.6
    Calories from Fat 12
    Total Fat 1.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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