You guys know I love my mash-up recipes and these Crab Rangoon Stuffed Jalapenos are my latest appetizer or game day creation!
Crab rangoon are typically a mix of crab and cream cheese stuffed into wontons and deep fried.
Well my mash-up version uses a similar filling, but stuffed inside jalapenos instead 🙂
Side Note… I have MANY more Mash Up Recipes to try!
I felt like these needed a crunch since we aren’t doing the deep fried wontons, so I used panko bread crumbs to add that much needed texture.
How to make Crab Rangoon Stuffed Jalapenos
Typically crab rangoon uses imitation crab meat, but I was feeling fancy so I went with the fresh crab.
Plus I made these for my wonderful parents and my beautiful aunt… and only the BEST for them.
First put a block of cream cheese, at room temperature, in a bowl.
Then add the crab, some sliced green onions, lemon juice, and Old Bay seasoning.
Also about 1/2 cup of sweet Thai chili sauce.
You’ll use more of this sauce for dipping the jalapenos as well.
Mix it all together and let’s stuff some jalapenos. shall we?!
You’ll need between 9 and 11 jalapenos, really depends on the size of the peppers.
Cut them in half lengthwise and then use a spoon to scrape the seeds and white parts away.
I use gloves for this because my skin is super sensitive.
Then add the crab filling to the jalapenos.
Sprinkle the panko bread crumbs over top, or put the panko on a plate and dip each one in like this.
I happen to have parmesan herb panko, but plain will work too.
Finally place the stuffed jalapenos on a baking sheet and season over top with kosher salt and pepper.
Then place in a 400 degree oven.
And bake them for 25 to 30 minutes.
The jalapenos will be slightly soft, the filling will be hot and melty, and the panko will be crisp and golden brown.
Serve Crab Rangoon Stuffed Jalapenos with sweet Thai chili sauce and enjoy 🙂
Whether you’re serving for a party or holiday appetizer, game day snack, or a fun weekend recipe idea these are absolutely incredible!
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Crab Rangoon Stuffed Jalapenos
Crab Rangoon Stuffed Jalapenos is an appetizer or game day recipe with jalapenos stuffed with crab and cream cheese like a crab rangoon!
- 1 8 ounce block cream cheese at room temp
- 8 ounces lump crab meat drain liquid if needed
- 1/2 cup sweet Thai chili sauce (plus more for dipping)
- 3 green onions sliced
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
- 9 to 11 jalapenos
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs (I used parmesan herb panko)
- kosher salt, pepper
Put the cream cheese, crab, sweet Thai chili sauce, green onions, lemon juice, and Old Bay in a bowl. Stir until combined.
Cut the jalapenos in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and white parts. Use kitchen gloves for this if you have sensitive skin.
Fill each jalapeno with some of the crab mixture and sprinkle the panko bread crumbs over top (or put the panko on a plate and turn the stuffed jalapenos upside down and into the panko so it sticks to the filling). Place on a baking sheet.
Season the jalapenos with kosher salt and pepper over top and bake in a 400 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve with some extra Thai chili sauce for dipping if desired.
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