Arctic Circle Crab Crostini

TOTAL TIME: 35 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 15 min
 
YIELD: 16 appetizers
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

APRICOT FENNEL MARMALADE:
  • 3 stalks fennel, shaved with a mandoline
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup apricot marmalade
    CRAB CROSTINI:
    • 1 large red onion, diced fine
    • 1 fresh lime, zest grated and juiced
    • 1 teaspoon stone ground mustard
    • 1 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 pound cooked Dungeoness crabmeat, picked through to remove remnants of shells
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 loaf French bread, sliced on the diagonal into 16 (1/2-inch) slices and lightly toasted
    • 16 small parsley sprigs, for garnish
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    Directions

    In a small saucepan, combine shaved fennel, onion, sugar and marmalade and cook for 10 minutes over medium-low heat. Set aside to cool to room temperature

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine onion, lime zest and juice, mustard and mayonnaise in a bowl, and then fold crabmeat into the mixture so that it's just combined and the crab is not broken or mashed. Season with salt and pepper, as needed. Arrange bread on a baking sheet. Using a melon baller, or small scoop, spoon seafood mixture onto bread and bake briefly in oven until seafood balls are lightly browned.

    Garnish crab with marmalade and parsley.
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