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Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Crab-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

The following recipe is courtesy of the Mariner’s Menu cookbook, published by NC Sea Grant in conjunction with Freshness from NC Waters.

Servings: 25
Cook Time: Prep Time: 30 minutes; Total Time: 30 minutes
Meal Type: Appetizer
NC Ingredients: Crab, Tomatoes

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cup back fin crabmeat
pound cherry tomatoes
cup mayonnaise
tablespoons finely chopped green onion, including tops
teaspoon fresh lemon juice
teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
teaspoon hot sauce
Fresh parsley sprigs


Remove any shell or cartilage from crab meat.

Wash, dry and hollow tomatoes. Invert and drain on paper towels.

In medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, onion and lemon juice. Add salt, pepper and hot sauce and stir. Gently fold in crab meat.

Stuff tomatoes. Chill thoroughly. Garnish serving dish with parsley sprigs.

Note: You can substitute chopped cooked shrimp for the crab meat.


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