Crab Crostini with Lemon and Herbs
- serves 16
Crabmeat coated in a homemade mixture of herbs, creme fraiche and lemon zest is placed on crostini, perfect as an hors d'oeurve!
3 Tbsp creme fraiche
2 Tbsp chopped basil
2 Tbsp chopped chives
2 Tbsp chopped tarragon
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp lemon zest (1 lemon)
1 tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp kosher salt
1 cup lump crabmeat, picked through for shells
1. With a rubber spatula, mix together the creme fraiche, basil, chives, tarragon, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt in a medium bowl. Add the crabmeat and gently fold it into the herb dressing until the crab is coated and the herbs are evenly distributed. Top each crostini with a tablespoon of the crab mixture.
The crab salad can be made up to 1 day ahead and stored, tightly covered, in the refrigerator. To make crostini, brush sixteen 1/4-inch-thick slices of baguette on both sides with 3 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake in a 400ºF oven for 10 minutes, rotating halfway through.