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Mustard Deviled Crab Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 pound of crab meat
- 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of paprika
- 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- 1 tablespoon 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, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Mix well.
3. Spoon the mixture into a baking dish.
4. In a separate bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle the mixture over the crab meat.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
6. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
5. Temperature:
Serving size:
4 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 250
Fat: 15g
Protein: 20g
Carbohydrates: 9g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: 1g
Sodium: 600mg

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Instead of Dijon mustard, you can use yellow mustard or spicy brown mustard.
- Instead of breadcrumbs, you can use crushed crackers or panko breadcrumbs.
- Instead of fresh parsley, you can use dried parsley or chives.

- Add chopped onions or celery for extra flavor.
- Substitute the crab meat with shrimp or lobster.
- Add grated Parmesan cheese to the breadcrumb mixture for a cheesy twist.

Tips and tricks:
- Use fresh crab meat for the best flavor.
- Be gentle when mixing the crab meat mixture to avoid breaking up the crab meat.
- If the breadcrumb mixture is too dry, add more melted butter.

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 the Mustard Deviled Crab in individual ramekins for an elegant presentation.

Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or chives.

Serve with a side salad or roasted vegetables.

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

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the breadcrumb mixture is too wet, add more breadcrumbs.
- If the crab meat mixture is too dry, add more mayonnaise.

Food safety advice:
Make sure the crab meat is cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F to prevent foodborne illness.

Food history:
Deviled crab is a popular dish in the southern United States, particularly in Florida and Louisiana.

Flavor profiles:
The Mustard Deviled Crab has a savory and slightly tangy flavor from the Dijon mustard and lemon juice.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the Mustard Deviled Crab as an appetizer or main course.

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Taste: Tangy, Spicy, Savory, Creamy