Crab En Croute

What a hot pocket should be

The dungeness crab season is way too short. Blink and you miss it and all the tasty, meaty goodness that it entails. So we were stoked to see some fresh crabs at our fish monger when we picked up oysters for our dressing before Thanksgiving. We served this as an appetizer, but it’d make a nice dinner for two or three paired with a salad.

Crab En Croute

  • 2 1/2 cups dungeness crab meat
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp horseradish sauce
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1/2 cup drained and chopped artichoke hearts
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 small bunch of spinach, torn in bite-size leaves
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 1 egg yolk whisked with about a teaspoon of cream

Mix crab meat, olive oil, horseradish sauce, lemon juice and artichoke hearts together. Season to taste. In a large saute pan, melt butter and saute onions until tender. Wilt spinach, stirring often. Turn off heat and stir in crab mix, stirring to incorporate. Roll out two sheets of puff pastry together in a 12- to 15-inch rectangle. Pour crab mix on top and smooth out. Leave about an inch border all around. Roll up, tucking ends in as you go. Place seam side down on a baking pan. Brush the egg mixture over the pastry using a pastry brush. Bake at 400 until golden, about 25 minutes.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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5 Responses to Crab En Croute

  1. Gerlinde says:

    Dungeons crab it’s such a treat. Your recipe looks great.

  2. Cecile says:

    Hi There!! I haven’t blogged a darn thing in almost a year because I was busy, busy, busy preparing my beautiful farmhouse for sale… and then preparing to move to St. Augustine, FL.
    Come the new year, I’m going to buy a new computer and get going again. ; o )
    One of my twin sons and his family spent Thanksgiving here in Florida with me. Mike and his wife went on an errand, with sneakiy smiles on their faces. They returned with a crab pot for me!!
    Vista Cove, where I now live, is right on the St. Sebastian river and we have a great fishing pier on the property, Your delicious recipe couldn’t have come at a better time my friend!!

  3. I am just about drooling over the thought of this! Wonderful recipe!

  4. I’m so happy to see you guys are still blogging! This looks amazing!

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