Asian Crab Salad-Topped Brown Rice Crisps
(makes 6 4-cracker servings)
Chef Devin Alexander says: I love the elegance of this appetizer when served on round brown rice crackers. You can serve it at fancy events (trust me, I know because I have!), and people will never suspect that they're eating a Biggest Loser-approved recipe. In fact, they're more likely to think it's really rich, as most crab salads are. This one is just as decadent but way lower in calories!
The super-crisp brown rice crackers are an excellent choice because they almost seem like they're fried. If you can't find the tamari-seasoned variety, opt for sesame or any other flavor that complements this yummy dish with an Asian flare.
2 whole medium scallions, trimmed and finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
2 tablespoons all-natural light sandwich spread (I used Spectrum Naturals
Light Canola Mayo)
1 teaspoon hot sesame oil
1/4 red bell pepper, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
8 ounces lump crabmeat, drained if necessary
24 brown rice crackers, preferably tamari-seasoned (I used Edward & Sons Baked Tamari Sesame Brown Rice Snaps)
In a small mixing bowl, stir the scallions, sandwich spread, oil and pepper until well combined. Gently stir in the crabmeat just until combined. Mound 1 tablespoon of the crab on each cracker. Serve immediately.
Nutritional information (per serving)
Protein: 8 grams
Carbohydrates: 8 grams, trace sugar
Fat: 2 grams, trace saturated fat
Cholesterol: 49 milligrams
Fiber: < 1 gram
Sodium: 223 milligrams
From "The Biggest Loser Family Quick & Easy Cookbook" by Chef Devin Alexander. Copyright © 2011 by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP, The Biggest Loser™ and NBC Studios, Inc., and Reveille LLC. Reprinted by permission of Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098.
The first cookbook in the bestselling Biggest Loser series to focus on fast, simple meals that you can eat on the go, "The Biggest Loser Quick & Easy Cookbook" features more than 75 easy recipes with 20 minutes of prep time or less!
Buy the Book »