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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"You cannot teach a crab to walk straight."
-Aristophanes, Greek playwright

The refrigerator light goes on...

I love tacos and these Crab Salad Tacos are fantastic for a hot summer day when you don't really want to cook.

Crab

Crabs are crustaceans in the same family as shrimp and lobster. They have five pairs of legs - the two front ones are the pincers or claws (where the best crab meat is).

When buying fresh crabs, only buy living whole crabs. If they are dead, don't buy them. If you buy frozen crabs, don't buy them if they have been thawed. Lump crab is whole pieces of crab claws and the white body meat. Flaked crab is the smaller bits of both dark and light meat from both the claws and the body of the crab. The former is tastier and makes the best crab cakes. Crab 


 

Crab Salad Tacos - Low Sodium Version



Servings = 2 | Serving size =3 tacos

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers. Cooking time does not include chilling time.

1 small shallot (minced)
1/2 medium poblano pepper (seeded and diced)
1 large rib celery (diced)
8 ounces lump crabmeat
1/2 lime (juiced)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
6 corn taco shells
3 leaves iceberg lettuce
1 medium tomato (chopped)

Fold together the shallot, poblano, celery, crabmeet, olive oil, lime juice, cumin, chili powder and pepper. Chill.

When ready to serve, place the crab mixture in the taco shells. Add the lettuce and tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 3 tacos

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 385 Calories from Fat 145
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 16g 25%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Monounsaturated Fat 10g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 507mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    Sugars 4g  
Protein 25g  
Vitamin A 28% Vitamin C 89%
Calcium 18% Iron 15%
Vitamin K 27 mcg Potassium 883 mg
Magnesium 94 mg