This is a sponsored post on behalf of Crab Classic. As usual, all opinions and recipes are my own.
I could begin this recipe with the dreaded “What’s for dinner?” question, and the effect it has on either spouse when asked. Or the fact that most families are so busy, that preparing a healthy and yummy meal gets often put on the back burner.
Last week I took matters into my own hands, and ventured into the kitchen with a pack of Alaskan Pollock and King Crab meat from Crab Classic, and if you think preparing a meal with delicious gluten-free, and fat-free crab is complicated, you’re wrong! It’s quite the opposite.
For starters, I’m a seafood lover, and I’m well aware that seafood has several nutritional benefits, but Crab Classic is specifically prepared in a 100% gluten-free facility and is certified heart healthy by the American Heart Association. And the fact that it’s very affordable makes it a win-win for me.
As much as I love seafood, I also have a passionate affair with tacos, so what better idea than to merge the two and create king crab tacos! Check it out:
King Crab Tacos
Total Servings: 4 (3 tacos per person)
- 1 8oz pack of Crab Classic imitation crab meat.
- 1/4 cup of mayonnaise.
- 2 cups of white rice.
- 2 limes.
- 12 corn tortillas. (can substitute for flour)
- 1 pinch of fresh cilantro.
- Add salsa verde or guacamole at your discretion.
Step 1: Steam Rice
Whether you boil the rice in a pot or use a rice steamer, 2 cups of plain white rice should do be more than enough. Simply add 1 cup of water and bring everything to a boil.
Step 2: Mix Rice & Mayo
Allow the rice to cool down (so it doesn’t clump), then thoroughly mix it with the mayonnaise and squeeze a bit of lime juice into the mix. You can always mix the cilantro into the mix at this point, or sprinkle it on top at the final step.
Step 3: Shred Crab Classic Crab Meat
Out of the packet, the crab meat resembles a large crab cake, so to make it functional for tacos, you must separate it into chunks. You may prefer smaller nugget-size chunks, or longer strips, but they’ll be delicious either or.
Step 4: Prepare Tortillas
Believe it or not, this step can be a make or break the recipe. Yellow or white corn tortillas are essentially raw, flattened corn, and must get heated until the corn cooks so it gains its flexibility and good taste. Most people commonly heat them up until warm, which causes them to taste stale, be stiff and break.
Heat them up on a skillet until they gain a yellowish-golden color, and then allow them to cool down for a minute or so. Then and only then is a tortilla well cooked and ready to be eaten.
Final Step: Put it Together!
With your rice mix ready, crab in good size chunks, and your tortillas nice and warm, you’re ready to make some magic happen!
Simply add a rice pile to your tortilla, followed by the crab, and sprinkle cilantro and lime juice on your taco. I personally love a little salsa on any taco regardless of what kind it is, but what you do with your own Crab Classic king crab tacos is your business.