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Crab Enchiladas

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Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Preparation facts

Yield: 6 servings


Corn or safflower oil for frying

12 corn tortillas

1 1/2 lbs flaked, cooked crab meat

2 bunches green onions, chopped

2 Tbs butter

12 oz Monterey Jack cheese shredded, about 3 cups

1 5 3/4 oz can pitted, jumbo, black olives

1 large avocado, peeled and sliced

1 large tomato cut into wedges

Tomatilo Sauce

1 medium onion chopped

1 Tbs corn or safflower oil

1 lb fresh tomatillos husked or 16 ounces canned tomatillos, drained

1 Tbs chopped, canned, peeled, green chili

2 Tbs minced fresh coriander

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Sour Cream Sauce

1 Cup sour cream

1 Tbs chopped fresh coriander or parsley

1/4 tsp salt

1 clove minced garlic

1 chopped green onion



Heat 1/8-inch oil in a large frying pan and fry tortillas until lightly browned on the edges; drain on paper towels. Sauté onions in butter until soft. Spread about ¼ cup of the crabmeat in a ribbon on each tortilla, sprinkle with onions and about 1 tablespoon of the tomatillo sauce and roll up. Arrange seam side down in a greased baking dish. Lightly spoon tomatillo sauce over and sprinkle with cheese. Bake in a pre-heated 400 F oven for 15 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish with olives. Arrange avocado slices and tomato wedges on top. Pass the sour cream sauce.

Tomatillo Sauce:

In a frying pan, cook onion in oil until translucent, set aside. If using fresh tomatillos, cook in boiling, salted water to cover until tender, about 10 minutes; drain. Puree tomatillos in blender with just enough water to make a smooth sauce; add to onions. Add chili and coriander and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Sour Cream Sauce:

Mix together the sour cream, coriander or parsley, salt, garlic, and green onion.

West Coast Fisheries

Nutrition facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 862
Calories from Fat 512 (59%)
% Daily Value*
90%Total Fat 58g
98%Saturated Fat 19.6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 20.6g
54%Cholesterol 163mg
64%Sodium 1543mg
31%Potassium 1100mg
14%Total Carbohydrate 43g
37%Dietary Fiber 9.4g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
92%Protein 46g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.
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