Monday, 24 January 2011

ARTICHOKE CRAB and PARMESAN CROSTINI


These crostini would make nice appetizers or even a delicious first course.

 

Ingredients:

8 slices (1/4 inch thick) of nice, flavorful bread (I used garlic and rosemary bread)
olive oil
ground pepper
paprika
6 oz marinated artichoke hearts, drained and patted dry
2 tablespoons crab meat
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (save a little to use as a garnish)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions :

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Brush the bread slices on both sides with olive oil and season them with black pepper. Place on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. You'll need to turn them over once during baking. Once they are done, set them aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, make the topping. Chop the artichokes finely, and place them in a bowl. Add the Parmesan cheese, the parsley, the paprika, the crab meat, and enough olive oil to make the mixture delicious (but don't use too much olive oil).
  • Dividing evenly, spoon the topping onto the crostini, and garnish with additional Parmesan, if desired. Put the assembled crostini back in the oven for about 2 minutes, just to warm the topping and to give the cheese a chance to melt slightly.
These little guys were easy to make and very easy to eat!