Rating: 4.25 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This crab and asparagus melt is delicious for a light spring dinner or lunch. You can use any type of crabmeat--including more affordable options available in pouches or cans near other canned fish or in tubs in the seafood department. Serve with a tossed salad.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2009

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place rack in the upper third of the oven; preheat broiler.

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  • Place asparagus (or snow peas) in a medium microwave-safe bowl with 1 teaspoon water. Cover and microwave until tender, about 30 seconds. Add crab, celery, bell pepper, scallion, lemon juice, mayonnaise, Old Bay seasoning, hot sauce to taste and pepper; stir to combine.

  • Place English muffin halves, cut-side up, on a large baking sheet. Spread a generous 1/4 cup of the crab salad on each muffin half and sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted, 3 to 6 minutes.

Tips

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; protein 22g; carbohydrates 30.3g; dietary fiber 5.1g; sugars 6.6g; fat 6.6g; saturated fat 2.7g; cholesterol 53.4mg; vitamin a iu 616.3IU; vitamin c 15.8mg; folate 61.7mcg; calcium 333mg; iron 2.1mg; magnesium 57.1mg; potassium 239.1mg; sodium 538.9mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 4g.
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Reviews (4)

8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Actually these were great I switched the seasonings a bit. I used Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Garlic a bit of Sea Salt and some chopped garlic and it was superb! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
These little melts were pretty good. I would add a little kosher salt because you can't really taste the Old Bay. Other than that they were light-tasting but suprisingly filling. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
bleh... bland and not very filling. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2017
I added cajun seasoning. They were delicious! Not very filling for the high calorie content though. I ate 2! I will make it again but substitute th mayo. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Yummy these melts look delicious--perfect for a light spring meal. Can't wait to try! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I used light miracle whip instead of Mayo and thought it tasted great Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2013
Quick easy & versatile Made these for the first time tonight & will for sure make again. Used shredded carrots in place of asparagus only because we didn't have any on hand. Still had great flavor. Amped up the hot sauce and tasted great! Husband loved. Used light English muffins and feel full and satisfied. Pros: Snap to put together Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2021
This is excellent! Changes - not many. Made my own Old Bay with adjustments for our taste - less of hot spices and added granulated garlic. Had on sourdough toast. Great with the asparagus. Added avocado on top of asparagus. Used small amount of cheddar on that. Probably the best new recipe I have tried lately. Fresh dungeness crab, so good. Expensive this year but still less expensive than a meal picked up from a restaurant. Read More