It is almost time for the holiday season to be in full swing, and I thought I would share an appetizer recipe with you all that is easy and inexpensive. These Cajun Crab Stuffed Tomato Poppers are sure to be the hit of your next holiday party.
Crab is not usually the first protein that comes to mind when thinking about frugality, but I can assure you there is quality real crab out there. I used Trader Joe’s canned crab for my version, it’s not packed with big lumps of crab but it tastes great and is a fraction of the cost of other canned crab.
This recipe is also super simple, just mix the crab with some mayonnaise, old bay, green pepper, and green onions, then top it all off with a few drops of your favorite cajun hot sauce and viola! You’ve got a delicious crab salad that will keep in the refrigerator for a few days. The crab salad really is the star of the appetizer, and sure you could eat this crab salad on crackers, but I’m a sucker for a good tomato. So I used pearl tomatoes, which are larger than a cherry tomato but smaller than a roma making them perfect for stuffing!. I cut the ends off each tomato and hollowed them out a bit and filled it with crab. Also, the tomato makes these perfectly poppable and no mess.
If you end up making these for your upcoming holiday party (or just for yourself) let me know! I love to hearing from you. Be sure and let me know what your other holiday party appetizers are too!
Cajun Crab Stuffed Tomatoes
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- 8 ounces lump crab meat
- 1/4 cup Avocado mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1.5 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
- 2 medium green onions (minced)
- 1 tablespoon green bell pepper (minced)
- 1 dash hot sauce
- 20-25 medium pearl tomatoes
- 2 heads romaine lettuce
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
- In a small bowl mix together the crab, mayo, Old Bay, lemon juice, green onion, green pepper, and hot sauce to taste.
- Cut the tip top of the tomatoes off and scoop out the seeds. Slice the very bottom off making sure not to cut through (there should still be a bottom that's closed) this allows them to sit up on a platter.
- Place a piece of torn lettuce into the tomatoes and fill with the crab mixture.