Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Crab Salad Stuffed Pita Pockets

The relaxation is really starting to hit me now and let me tell you, it is awesome! Day 2 of officially being on holiday and I already feel recharged. We've been waking up without an alarm clock, going for leisurely morning strolls around the neighborhood, picniking in the afternoons and catching up with family or a good book in the evenings.

With that said, holidays are clearly not meant for slaving away in the kitchen (it tends to interfere with all that lazing about time) but of course it's still nice to whip up something tasty. I bring you pita stuffed with crab salad. It's similar to good old tuna salad, but with the added luxury factor of using crabmeat instead of tuna. Even if it is still tinned. Because we all need a little bit of luxury around the end of the year...

Crab Salad Stuffed Pita Pockets
Serves 2

2 x 150g tins white crabmeat
1/2 small apple, finely chopped
1/4 medium yellow bellpepper, finely chopped
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
2 tbsp light mayonaisse
2 wholewheat pitabreads
2 handfuls watercress

1. Mix crabmeat, apple and bellpepper together in a bowl. Season to taste, add coriander and fold mayonaisse through until evenly coated.
2. Toast pitabreads until puffed up, then cut open on one side. Stuff with some watercress, then the crab mixture. Serve immediately.

Nutritional info (per serving): Calories 253.8, Total fat 4.9 g, Saturated fat g, Polyunsaturated fat g, Monounsaturated fat g, Cholesterol 62.5 mg, Sodium 639.0 mg, Potassium 107.8 mg, Total carbohydrate 37.6 g, Dietary fiber 4.0 g, Sugars 1.0 g, Protein 16.5 g

Good source of: Vitamin C 79.7 %, Iron 13.5 %, Vitamin A 9.2 %, Calcium 8.0 %


Y on December 25, 2009 10:37 am said...

Woohoo to being on holiday! I'm on Day 1, and loving it :)

Ginger on December 29, 2009 3:48 pm said...

Your stuffed pita looks delicious! I am putting it on my "must try" list!


browniegirl on January 03, 2010 1:34 pm said...

YUMYUM!!! Im gonna make these with a bit of crafish tail meat that I have here :o) Pure indulgence....hope the holiday is most enjoyable and that you are suitably R&R'd now. All the best for 2010 and looking forward to some happy blogging hours with you. Hugs xxx

Marisa on January 03, 2010 10:19 pm said...

Thanks browniegirl and to you too! I've had a very relaxing two weeks - looking forward to get into the swing of blogging again.

Jeanne on January 04, 2010 1:41 am said...

How can I resist a whole pita full of crabmeat?!? Fantastic! My holiday ends tomorrow - haven't worked a full week since the end of november so it's going to be REALLY hard going back...

Marisa on January 04, 2010 8:20 am said...

I can imagine yes! If it makes you feel better - I start the year off with having to prepare for the auditors so it's all systems go from day one for me. :-/

Joanne on January 04, 2010 2:18 pm said...

I love cooking while on vacation...leisurely cooking however. Nothing too time consuming or intricate. This looks like the perfect recipe for that!

arcadia on January 08, 2010 1:03 pm said...

krap klink goed...

Marisa on January 08, 2010 1:35 pm said...

Krap klink altyd goed. Net jammer dis nie juis in my daaglikse budget nie!

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