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Curried Crab Spread

Photography: Karry Hosford
Yield 18 servings (serving size: about 2 tablespoons spread and 2 bread slices)
This cold crab spread can be made up to a couple of days ahead. If you want to make the crostini ahead, let the slices cool completely on a wire rack, then place them in a zip-top plastic bag.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup minced celery
  • 1/2 cup minced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup minced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed
  • 36 (1/4-inch-thick) slices diagonally cut French bread baguette (about 18 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 156
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 4.6 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 1.4 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 7.6 g
  • carbohydrate 21 g
  • fiber 1.8 g
  • cholesterol 22 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 359 mg
  • calcium 33 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine the first 11 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring until well combined. Gently fold in crabmeat.

  2. Prepare broiler.

  3. Place bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Brush 1 side of the bread slices evenly with the olive oil. Broil 1 minute or until lightly browned. Serve with spread.