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Crab Maque Choux

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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 18-21

Why I Love This Recipe

Sweet crab and summertime corn combine to make a delicious simple meal that pairs well with a crisp green salad.

Ingredients You'll Need

phyllo dough
2 tablespoons melted butter
3 cups fresh corn kernels
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 small orange bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 small red chili pepper, minced
1/2 cup minced shallot
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
6 ounces crabmeat, picked over for shells


Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Thaw phyllo dough at room temperature for 2 hours.

On a cutting board place one sheet of phyllo dough and brush with melted butter.

Stack a second sheet atop the first, again brushing with butter.

Continue in this manner until 8 sheets have been stacked and buttered.

Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 6 squares and transfer each into a ramekin or coffeecup buttered side down.

Repeat with another 8 sheets so that you have a total of 12 phyllo cups.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature.

For the maque choux, preheat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.

Add corn and shallots to the pan and saute until the corn begins to soften, 5-7 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper, add remaining vegetables and herbs and cook until heated through, another 3 or 4 minutes.

Toss in crab and serve atop phyllo nests.

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