Recipe: Southwestern Crab Balls with Sriracha Dippin Sauce

BY: - 15 Aug '14 | Recipes

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Crab Balls, let me count the reasons I love you!!!!  Oh that’s right it’s infinity, HA!  Yes I am a huge fan of crab balls.  Well.. well I love crab everything, whole crab, crab legs, crab cakes, crab everything!!  If you don’t believe me just check out my recipes for buttery garlic crab legs, my crab cakes with corn relish and delicious crab pie!  But these little babies have got to be one of my all time favorites!  And the Sriracha dippin sauce just takes it over the flavor top and back around… WHEW!  And the southwestern flare just pumps up the flavor and ya’ll know that’s what I live to do!!!!

Fresh Ingredients = Loads of Flavor. 

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Look how well they bath in the flavor together!

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Droolin!

Southwestern Crab Balls and Spicy Mayo frying in the pan

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SOUTHWESTERN CRAB BALLS WITH SRIRACHA DIPPIN SAUCE

CRAB BALLS INGREDIENTS:
1 lb. lump crab
Canola oil (enough to fill skillet quarter way up + 2 tbsp.)
¾ cup finely diced red bell peppers
½  cup finely diced red onions
1 cup cooked and cooled corn
¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 beaten eggs
1 cup crushed crackers (I used Ritz)
2 tsp. worcestershire
1 tbsp. country Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. mayo (I used Hellmann’s)
1-2 tsp. sea salt
1-2 tsp. black pepper
1-2 tsp. crushed garlic
Juice of 1 lime (or ¼ cup fresh lime juice in the bottle)

SRIRACHA SAUCE
INGREDIENTS:
1/3 cup mayo
4 tbsp. sriracha
6 tbsp. ketchup
1 tbsp. granulated sugar

READY, SET GO:

  1. Pre-heat 2 tbsp. canola oil in skillet over medium heat
  2. Add red bell peppers, red onions, corn, sea salt, black pepper, and crushed garlic to skillet and allow to saute for 1-2 minutes, stir then add the cilantro and allow to continue sauteing for 30-40 seconds to make the veggie mixture, remove from heat and allow to cool
  3. In a separate bowl add the crab meat, crushed crackers, worcestershire, Dijon mustard, Mayo, Juice of one lime and the veggie mixture, fold together gently so you do not break the crab meat up too much, then add beaten eggs at end and fold together to make the crab mixture
  4. Add canola oil to skillet pan about quarter the way up and pre-heat to medium high
  5. Use large spoon or small ice cream scooper to measure out portions of the crab mixture and use your hands to roll into balls
  6. Turn skillet heat down to medium and carefully put each crab ball in the skillet, I used a long spoon to put them in so I would not burn my fingers, allow to cook 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown
  7. LET’S MAKE THE SRIRACHA DIPPIN SAUCE:  Add all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until incorporated
  8. ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY!!!

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Utokia Langley is the video cooking mean machine and blogger behind She's Got Flavor, a written and video blog created to Sass up your kitchen experience and assist you in creating flavorful dishes that will surely please! She,s Got Flavor is developing a seasoning line that will help intensify the flavor in your food and make life easier and less cluttered in the kitchen for you, stay tuned. Above all Utokia is a child of God, a wife, mother of two beautiful children who think Mom's videos and food are da bomb and a true friend to many.

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Recipe: This Three Cheese Manicotti is Your New Family Favorite

BY: - 26 Sep '14 | Recipes

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Today I’m sharing my Three Cheese Manicotti Recipe! I try to make a meat free meal once or twice a week for my family. Eating less meat helps to reduce your risk for different diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. This Manicotti Recipe is a family favorite!

So here is what you need:

1 box of Manicotti (14 pieces)

8 oz of marinara sauce

3 garlic cloves peeled and chopped

3 sprigs of fresh basil chopped

3 cups of mozzarella cheese

1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

32 oz of ricotta cheese

1 egg lightly beaten

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Preheat the oven to 425F

Boil the Manicotti noodles according to the package instructions. Make sure not to overcook the noodles or they will easily break apart. 

First you are going to finely chop the basil and garlic and set aside. Next lightly beat the egg and add it to the ricotta stirring it well. Then add 1 cup of mozzarella, 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan, 3/4 of the basil, and all of the garlic to the ricotta. Stir well to create the cheese mixture.

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Once the Manicotti noodles are done, I like to rinse them in cold water for easy handling when you stuff them with cheese.

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Next spread 1/3 of the marinara sauce on the bottom of a large baking dish.

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Then use a small spoon to stuff each Manicotti noodle with the cheese mixture. Layer half of the stuffed noodles in a row in the baking dish.

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Place one layer of stuffed noodles on top of the sauce.

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Next add another 1/3 of marinara sauce over the Manicotti noodles and sprinkle one cup of mozzarella cheese on top.

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Then add the last row of stuffed Manicotti noodles on top of the first. Finish by adding the remainder of the marinara sauce, then spread the last cup of mozzarella cheese across, the remainder of the Parmesan and sprinkle with the last of the chopped basil.

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Bake on 425F for 25 to 30 minutes until sauce is bubbly and cheese is slightly browned.

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Serve immediately and enjoy!

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