Crab Salad in Crisp Wonton Cups

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
6 servings (serving size is 3 pieces)
Level:
Intermediate

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • For the Wonton Cups:
  • Cooking spray
  • 18 wonton wrappers, thawed (if frozen)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • For the salad:
  • 1/2 pound lump crabmeat, picked over
  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup finely diced mango
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 2 mini-muffin tins with cooking spray.

Brush the wonton wrappers with oil, and place each wrapper into a section of a mini-muffin tin. Gently press each wrapper into the tin and arrange so that it forms a cup shape. The wrapper will overlap itself and stick up out of the cup. Sprinkle with salt and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until browned and crisp. Remove from the tin and allow wrappers to cool.

Meanwhile whisk together the zest, lime juice, salt, pepper, and pepper flakes. Add the oil and whisk until well combined.

In a medium bowl, toss together the crabmeat, celery, mango, scallion and cilantro. Add dressing and toss to combine. Fill each cup with the crab salad and serve.

Nutritional Analysis (Per Serving)

Calories: 170

Total fat: 7g

Saturated fat: 1g

Monounsaturated fat: 5g

Polyunsaturated fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 32mg

Sodium: 448mg

Carbohydrates: 17g

Protein: 9g

Fiber: 1g

Contains Shellfish: Consumption of raw or undercooked shellfish may substantially increase the risk of foodborne illness.


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Super easy and delicious!! I've made this at least 15 times and got rave reviews from everyone. Everyone wants the recipe and I wished I could say it was my creation. Hands down to Ms. Ellie. This is so good, and so healthy! I'm making 2 different batches for this July 4th weekend. All of the ingredients are readily available. No need for substitution. I like mine a bit spicy so I add half a teaspoon of crushed chili. The wonton cups is the highlight of the dish because it looks so fancy and difficult to make. It is just time consuming (since I have to make 60-100 to feed a party). I could invest in more molds and cut down the time effort. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this with shrimp, instead of crab. Just chopped the shrimp. Was fabulous. A great combination of flavors. Another winner from Ellie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. The wontons were easy to make and a great idea for other appetizers. The crab mixture was really good. I also made it ahead of time and worked out perfect. The lime dressing worked well with the crab. I would definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Used fake crab, left out the salt, found the flavors & appearance wonderful. Second time I made them, I flipped the mini muffin tins over & smoothed the wontons over the humps. WAY faster and it leaves you with perfect openings to fill just before serving. Bake minimum time with the pans upside down! I agree with folks who worried about advance mixing of the lime juice with the fish (possibly "cooking" the crab. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this healthy appetizer, real eazy to make ahead of time. Made it for cinco de mayo. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe, easy to make and always delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous appetizer! Made this last night for the family and everyone loved it. I did make a few changes. Not much of a sweet/savory mix person so I did not use the mango. I also did not have celery or cilantro so left those out. I did have red peppers and avacado so I diced them both into small pieces and added in. The lime flavor was perfect! I also loved the wonton cups. I will use those cups for all types of appetizers in the future. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The only complaint I have about this recipe is that it rated as an intermediate recipe. I have never made something so simple and yet have people rave about it, as much as this recipe. A little time consuming yes, but difficult no. I have made it twice for food fanatics & it is the first appetizer to go item not reviewed by moderator and published
Took this to our annual block party; doubled the recipe and they were all gone in 10 minutes with rave reviews. Fresh and healthy tasting. I was short on time, so the flavors didn't get much time to combine as I would have liked (didn't seem to bother anyone though. Next time I will make it the day before so it can marinate over night. This recipe is definitely a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Want to empress a crowd...this recipe is the one!! Very easy and fresh tasting. I had to serve 24 ladies for a bridal shower and everyone said the cups were soooooo empressive. VERY VERY easy to create and make the salad. I did use imitation crab (big crowd)to save a bit. The cups should be made early in the day of party and add mixture just before serving. I made dressing day ahead and the salad the morning of the party so the lime wouldn't "cook" the crab. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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