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Crab Rangoon Dip April 17, 2013

Filed under: Appetizers — TeamModine @ 10:39 am
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1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

1 garlic clove, pressed

1 cup (4 oz) shredded Swiss cheese

3/4 cup sweet & sour sauce

1/2 pkg (8 oz) imitation crabmeat

1 green onion with top (about 1/4 cup thinly sliced)

1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds

Crispy Wonton Chips


In a bowl, combine cream cheese & garlic. Add swiss cheese, mix until well blended. Spread cream cheese mixture over the bottom of a 1 QT microwave safe dish, such as the Mini-Baker.

Spoon sweet & sour sauce over cream cheese mixture. Coarsely chop crabmeat; sprinkle evenly over sauce. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 4-6 minutes or until outside edges of dip are bubbly and dip is heated through.

Meanwhile, thinly slice green onion. Sprinkle dip with green onion and almonds. Serve dip warm with Crispy Wonton Chips, if desired.

Cook’s tips:

If your microwave doesn’t have a turntable, rotate baker halfway through the time.

To toast almonds, place almonds in Small micro-cooker; microwave 1-2 minutes or until golden brown, stirring after each 30 second interval. Cool completely.

Crispy Wonton Chips

32 square wonton wrappers

Vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 375. Cut wonton wrappers in half diagonally; arrange half of the wrappers in a single layer on large round stone. Spray with oil using the kitchen spritzer.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown & crisp. Remove from baking stone and cool completely.

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Thai Crab Rangoon Bites March 30, 2011

Filed under: Appetizers — TeamModine @ 10:42 am
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2 green onions with tops
1 serrano pepper
1 lime
8 oz reduced-fat cream cheese
1 Tbsp Thai Red Curry Rub (Pampered Chef)
1 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 can (6 oz) crabmeat (with leg meat), drained & patted dry
2 pkg (1.9 oz each) frozen prepared mini phyllo shells (30 shells total)
Finely chopped fresh cilantro & Sweet & Sour Sauce (optional)
  1.   Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Thinly slice onions using Utility Knife. Finely chop serrano using Food Chopper. Zest lime using Microplane® Zester to measure 1 tsp (5 mL) zest. (Set aside lime for another use.) Combine cream cheese, onions, serrano, zest, curry rub and soy sauce in Classic Batter Bowl; mix well using Small Mix ‘N Scraper®;. Gently fold in crabmeat
  2.   Arrange phyllo cups on Large Bar Pan. Divide filling evenly into shells using Adjustable Measuring Spoon (about 2 tsp/10 mL per shell). Bake 8–10 minutes or until filling is hot. Remove pan from oven to Stackable Cooling Rack. Sprinkle cups with finely chopped cilantro and drizzle with sauce, if desired

Yield: 15 servings

Nutrients per serving: (2 appetizers): Calories 80, Total Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 20 mg, Carbohydrate 6 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 180 mg, Fiber 0 g

Cook’s Tips: Use the smaller Adjustable Measuring Spoon to help portion the crab filling into the phyllo shells.