Seafood Enchiladas

The imitation crabmeat used in this Tex-Mex casserole is also known as surimi and is made commercially by processing and re-forming minced fish to look like crab. It's less expensive than crab and, as a bonus, is lower in cholesterol.

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  • 8 6 1/4 inches corn tortillas
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 8 ounce carton dairy sour cream
  • 1 14 ounce can chicken broth
  • 1 - 2 canned jalapeno peppers, rinsed, seeded, and chopped* or one 4-ounce can diced green chili peppers, drained
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 ounces)
  • 12 ounces flake-style immitation crabmeat
Wrap tortillas in foil; place in a 350 degree F. oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until softened.
Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan cook red onion, garlic, coriander, and black pepper in butter or margarine until onion is tender. In a medium bowl stir flour into sour cream. Add broth; stir until combined. Add sour cream mixture to onion mixture. Stir in jalapeno or chili peppers. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is slightly thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Add half of the cheese; stir until melted.
For filling, stir 1/2 cup of the sauce into imitation crabmeat. Place about 1/4 cup of the filling on each tortilla; roll up. Arrange rolled tortillas, seam sides down, in a lightly greased 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Top with remaining sauce. Bake, covered, in a 350 degree F. oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, about 5 minutes more or until cheese melts. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Makes 4 servings.


  • *

    Because hot peppers contain oils that can burn your eyes, lips, and skin, protect yourself when working with peppers by wearing plastic gloves or plastic bags. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before touching your eyes or face.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 529, Fat, total (g) 29, chol. (mg) 83, sat. fat (g) 17, carb. (g) 43, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 25, vit. A (RE) 309, vit. C (mg) 8, sodium (mg) 1372, calcium (mg) 333, iron (mg) 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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