Friday, May 6, 2011

Dungeness Crab Manicotti

Work has been driving a wedge between my fishing rod and I lately. The good news is that Sockeye season begins May 15 and we have booked some vacation time to devote to catching our favourite fish! Chris has been getting in as much prawning and crabbing as he can before the boat will spend the summer devoted to fish. Here is a recipe a tested tonight.


This recipe is a spin on one I saw in the March edition of Clean Eating Magazine. The original recipe used Tilapia, but I tweaked it to use some of the fresh crab Chris caught yesterday.

Filling:
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp dill
1/2 tsp salt
Whisk this together over medium heat until smooth, add in 1/2 cup grated cheese

Remove 1/2 cup of this mixture and set aside.

Add 1/4 cup grated carrot and 1 cup of crab meat to the remaining cheese mixture


Lay cooked lasagna noodles onto a flat surface and place a heaping spoonful on each one.


Roll up the noodles (not too tight or the filling will spill out) and tie each bundle with a blanched green onion.


Spoon the reserved sauce mixture over each bundle and top with grated cheese.


Bake at 325 for 25 minutes (or until cheese begins to brown).


These little bundles are elegant, delicious and very filling.

1 comment:

  1. mmm, that looks soooooo yummy! I don't like tilapia or crab...could I use salmon or prawns do you think? maybe lobster?

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