Jan 22, 2014

Crab and Avocado Phyllo Bites


Quick, easy and delicious!

Quick and easy! These bite sized appetizers are the perfect treat whether you're watching the game or just need some finger foods to munch on.


These were actually a happy accident. I had leftover fresh lump crab meat that I didn't want to waste after making crab cakes so I whipped up this easy appetizer. They turned out really good! For best results, don't fill the phyllo shells until you're ready to bake, and eat right away!


Crab and Avocado Phyllo Bites
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 15 • Size: 1 stuffed shell • Old Points: 1 • Weight Watcher Points+: 1 pt
Calories: 37 • Fat: 2 g • Carb: 3 g • Fiber: 0 g • Protein: 2 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 134 mg  • Cholest: 12 mg

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 1/2 oz lump crab meat
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 15 mini phyllo shells
  • 1/2 medium (2 oz) haas avocado, diced small

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.


Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat.  Saute the onion, bell pepper, and garlic until soft.  Add the crab meat, salt, and pepper, and cook until the crab has been heated through, about 30 to 60  seconds.  Add about 1 heaping tablespoon of the crab filling to each phyllo shell.  Arrange the stuffed shells on a baking tray, and bake for 10 minutes.

Top each stuffed shell with avocado, and serve immediately.

29 comments :

  1. maryland native, love my crab so these look especially tasty! so cute!

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  2. Where do you find those shells? I never heard of them.

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    1. They are in the freezer section of grocery store, probably along side of pie crusts.

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    2. my store carriers them but not in the freezer aisle. they are usually in the back of the store where they have the refrigerated cases for cool whip and frozen pies, ice cream, etc.. they are shelf stable and are usually on a stand alone case. they come plain and also in flavors, tomato, spinach, etc.

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  3. These little bites look like they are big on flavor! Perfect for game day snacking!

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  4. Two of my favorite ingredients ! Definitely trying this !
    XX Luba
    
http://www.well-living-blog.com

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  5. Oh my gosh those look amazing! My fiance is obsessed with anything crab stuffed so I definitely need to make him these!
    Meet @ the Barre

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  6. where do you buy lump crab meat? sorry - new to this!

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    1. Costco, or I go to my local seafood store.

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  7. The FILO cups you can find in most major supermarkets in the frozen section where you find the FILO sheets and pastry dough. The crabmeat you can get a great price at Costco if you have one or just a good fish store. The fish store may have it in the frozen refrigerator. Costco has it fresh in a can in the refrigerated section. I use it all the time. The best priced. The extra you can use on a sald or make something else or freeze it double the recipe. Good luck

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  8. I have some lump crab in the freezer, what a cute idea.

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  9. These look so good! I love crab but am always skeptical of canned lump crab. I will still have to give these a try, maybe for the Superbowl!

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    1. I don't like canned, has a metallic tastes to me, I buy it in my seafood store.

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  11. Really cute bites. Avocado and drab meat sounds like a really yummy combination.

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  12. I love this idea! I buy crab meat at Costco and it's always just a little too much for whatever I'm making at the time...

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  13. I like them cold

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  14. Could you do this with wonton wrappers?

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  16. G'day! These look delicious and a great entertaining idea for my next party!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  17. Do you think you could freeze these? Looks like the perfect little snack for my 2 year old?

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  18. Oh.. love fresh lump crab meat. Sometimes I think my best recipes happen when I am trying to think of a way to use something up and just throw stuff together. The crunch from the phyllo dough and the creamy from the avocado sound awesome with the crab meat. Pinning!

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

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  19. Gina,
    These looks so delicious and I'm sure they are. My family and I thumb through your recipes EVERY week and to be honest most of the meals we eat come right here from skinny taste. Everything always tastes great and I have personally lost 30 lbs from following weight watchers and eating your recipes. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Please never stop. You have helped me SO much!!

    XOXO,

    Jackie

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  20. Thanks for posting! I may make a variation of this with what I have in the house - wonton wrappers, not phyllo shells...

    So - how about Crab Ravioli with Avocado Sauce?
    each wonton wrapper is <1 P+ and I found a basic avocado sauce recipe here that I'm going to steal
    http://sweetlifebake.com/2012/05/16/avocado-pasta-sauce/#axzz2rXdNeyyl

    My guess is each ravioli will be 1P+ and then 'll measure for the sauce - should be able to get a nice dish of 5-6 ravioli worth for dinner!

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  21. My daughter and I made these last night for a neighborhood happy hour and they were a hit! Quick and easy too.

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