Crabmeat Canapé – Tasty Appetiser

Amaze your guests with these delicious party bites. Easy and wonderful crab canapés made and served on crusty herb bread. This is a very simple, very tasty snack or appetizer. They keep well in the fridge, so you can make them in advance and use as needed. They are great for a casual pre-drink appetiser or equally fitting for elegant cocktail parties.

Ingredients Serves 4-6

  • 150 grams crabmeat
  • 2 Tbs fresh cream or crème fraiche
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 mediun size shallot finely chopped
  • Salt & pepper
  • A handful of fresh herbs parsley or coriander – chopped
  • Squeeze of lemon or lime


  1. In a pan on low heat add the olive oil followed by the chopped shallots. Cook till the shallots are soft then add the crabmeat, cook for 2-3 minutes still on low heat.
  2. Add the fresh cream simmer for another 2 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and a good pinch of pepper.
  4. Add the chopped fresh herbs, stir well.
  5. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool down.      
  6. Finish off with a squeeze of lemon.
  7. Serve on crusty herb bread slices. 2015-06-19 01.21.18

Brinda’s Note: You can substitute crabmeat with smoked salmon or lobster meat. The crabmeat can be made and kept in the freezer take out defrost and use when needed.


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