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Garlicky Deviled Crab Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 pound of crab meat
- 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley

Special equipment needed:
- Mixing bowl
- Baking dish

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine the crab meat, mayonnaise, breadcrumbs, garlic, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
3. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly combined.
4. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
Serving size:
4-6 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 250
Total fat: 16g
Saturated fat: 3g
Cholesterol: 85mg
Sodium: 700mg
Total carbohydrates: 7g
Dietary fiber: 1g
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 20g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Instead of mayonnaise, you can use Greek yogurt or sour cream.
- Instead of breadcrumbs, you can use crushed crackers or panko breadcrumbs.
- Instead of fresh parsley, you can use dried parsley or other fresh herbs like cilantro or basil.

- Add chopped onions or scallions for extra flavor.
- Use different types of seafood like shrimp or lobster instead of crab.
- Add shredded cheese on top before baking for a cheesy twist.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to remove any shells or cartilage from the crab meat before using.
- Use fresh garlic for the best flavor.
- Serve with lemon wedges for extra freshness.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve in individual ramekins for a fancy presentation.
- Garnish with lemon wedges and fresh parsley.

- Lemon wedges
- Fresh parsley
- Shredded cheese

- Serve with a side salad or roasted vegetables.
- Pair with a glass of white wine or a light beer.

Suggested side dishes:
- Roasted asparagus
- Garlic mashed potatoes
- Grilled corn on the cob

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the mixture is too dry, add more mayonnaise or a splash of milk.
- If the mixture is too wet, add more breadcrumbs.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the crab meat to an internal temperature of 145°F to ensure it is safe to eat.

Food history:
- Deviled crab is a classic Southern dish that originated in the coastal regions of the United States.

Flavor profiles:
- Savory
- Garlicky
- Spicy
- Tangy

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as an appetizer or main dish.
- Great for a dinner party or special occasion.

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Taste: Savory, Garlicky, Spicy, Creamy, Tangy