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Crabby Pico de Gallo Bruschetta

Crabby Pico de Gallo BruschettaA crab, cheese and salsa mixture is broiled atop thin slices of French bread. Recipe by Scott C. Anderson.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 pound excellent quality canned backfin crabmeat
1/2 each small red, orange and green bell pepper, small dice
1/2 large shallot, small dice
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley leaves
1/4 teaspoon coarse flaked sea salt
1 teaspoon garlic infused oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2/3 cup (about 4 ounces) Wisconsin Gorgonzola Cheese, crumbled
2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin Baby Swiss Cheese, shredded
2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin Provolone Cheese, shredded
1 tomato, seeded, small dice
16 (1/4-inch thick) diagonally cut French baguette slices

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 325°F (160°C). Line 1 or 2 large sheet pans with parchment paper.
  2. Gently toss crab, bell peppers, shallot, garlic, cilantro, parsley, sea salt, oil and lemon juice in large bowl; do not overmix.
  3. Mix 3 cheeses in large bowl.
  4. Lay baguette slices on sheet pans. Spoon about 2 tablespoons crab mixture on each slice. Top each with tomato. Heap and press cheese on top.
  5. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Makes 16 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.