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The Roasting Tin Around the World

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Creole Spiced Crab Tarts with Lemon and Chilli

Introduction

I first had these crab tarts in a restaurant on a US road trip, and found them so addictive that I wrote down everything I could remember about them as soon as I got back to the hotel. Several re-creations later and I was happy with this version – they’re perfect as a dinner party starter, for a light lunch or supper with a salad, or even for lunchboxes. The secret ingredient? Tinned crab – by all means use fresh if you prefer, but tinned makes no discernible difference under all the hot sauce and garlic.

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Ingredients

Philadelphia
paprika
favourite hot sauce (I like to non-canonically use sriracha, but D. L. Jardine's Texas Champagne is lovely)
garlic, grated
red onion, finely chopped
lemon, juice only
jumbo crabmeat, drained
puff pastry (all butter if you can find it)
finely grated Parmesan
white breadcrumbs
To serve:
finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

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