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Crab Melt Loaf Recipe

Crab Melt Loaf Recipe

Our brood loves seafood, and this recipe is a nice switch from more traditional sandwiches. I've served big slices of the bread for lunch, Sunday brunch and as a field meal for my husband, Mike.—Louise Fauth, Foremost, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread, split

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the crab, mayonnaise, onions and celery. Stir in the cheese, salt and pepper. Spread over bread bottom; replace top.
  • 2. Wrap in a large piece of heavy-duty foil. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Cut into slices. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 389 calories, 19 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 879 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.