Crab Mousse

Light and delicate in texture, this mousse gets its flavor punch from lemon juice, hot sauce, and dry mustard.


14 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 61
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 2.6 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrate 2.4 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 230 mg
Calcium 58 mg


2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1 cup fat-free milk
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated onion
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1 (8-ounce) package light cream cheese, softened
8 ounces fresh crabmeat, drained
Cooking spray


1. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a 1-cup liquid measuring cup; let stand 1 minute.

2. Combine gelatin mixture, milk, and next 6 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin dissolves (mixture may appear curdled). Add cheese, stirring until blended. Cover and chill until consistency of unbeaten egg white.

3. Flake crabmeat, removing any bits of shell. Fold crabmeat into gelatin mixture; spoon into a 4-cup mold coated with cooking spray. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Unmold. Serve with whole wheat crackers (crackers not included in analysis).

carbo rating: 2