Mar 13, 2014

Crab Bruschetta and Gulf Coast Seafood: Top Seafood Blog

How many of you check your stats?  Number of pageviews?  Top viewed pages?  Traffic sources?
It all makes my head spin and I try not to get caught up in it since this is a hobby for me and not a source of income.

But, honestly, it is way too easy to get sucked in.
Crab Bruschetta | Ms. enPlace

Sometimes it can be discouraging.
Sometimes it can be surprising.

Recently, I noticed a lot of visits to my list of seafood recipes.
I figured Lent was the reason.  Until I looked into where the the views were coming from.

It turns out that last April, Gulf Coast Seafood listed me as a Top 100 Seafood Blogger.  Number 18 on the list.

Even though it happened almost a year ago and I'm only realizing it now, I am beyond excited and honored.  (The night I discovered this, I couldn't go to sleep afterwards!)

Sure, it's a big deal for me as a blogger.  But if you read any (or all!) of my series on Louisiana's Disappearing Coast, you can probably imagine that this honor is a bigger deal to me for other reasons.  I am passionate about my state's culture, food, and especially it's waterways.

Thank you Gulf Coast Seafood for this privilege!


It's been a while since I've cooked with my pals at I Heart Cooking Clubs.  This week, it's "The Eating of the Green" in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

I really wanted something with seafood.  Of course, green seafood is probably not the best idea.

But seafood garnished with green and bathed in lime was pretty darn good!

Crab Bruschetta | Ms. enPlace

Donna Hay's Crab Bruschetta is an easy, light crab salad on toasted sourdough bread with a little bit of bite from the jalapeno and green onion on top.  I've never had crab with lime before (it's always lemon for me).  I'd do it again.

I made a couple of changes to the recipe, adding chopped cherry tomatoes for another layer of color and some parsley for even more green.

Crab Bruschetta | Ms. enPlace

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Crab Bruschetta
adapted from Donna Hay

6 thinly sliced pieces of sourdough bread
olive oil
1 heaping TBSP Blue Plate Mayo
3 tsp lime juice
2 tsp grated lime zest
salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper, to taste
2 cups cooked crab
handful cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 medium fresh jalapeno, sliced in rings
2-3 TBSP chopped green onion
1-2 TBSP chopped parsley
additional lime, cut in wedges (optional)

Heat oven to 350 F.  Place bread on a cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil.  Bake until golden.

Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine the mayo, lime juice, lime zest, salt, black pepper, and cayenne.  Gently fold in the crab and tomato.

Top the bread with the crab salad.  Garnish with sliced jalapeno, green onion, and parsley.  Serve with lime wedges (optional).

Need more CRAB?
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Crab Quiche

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  1. Congrats on the honor! Crab is one of my favorites and this bruschetta looks lovely--so fresh and light and I love the pops of green and red that you added. Perfect! ;-)

  2. Congratulations Michelle!
    Your dish looks wonderful - I can't imagine anything much better than crab with jalapenos and lime.

  3. Congratulation Michelle!!!

    It's a very beautiful dish, although I cannot eat it (I'm a vegetarian but seafood is also forbidden for us - religiously)

  4. Michelle, I am so happy for you that you were honored by Gulf Coast Seafood- very richly deserved!

    I haven't had crab in forever, and now I am wondering WHY? :) Your Crab Bruschetta sounds wonderful and looks fresh and delicious!

  5. I have to admit that I barely looked at those stats until recently and it is interesting to see where your traffic comes from. Congrats being recognized by Gulf Coast Seafood. That's really cool!!

    These crab bruschetta look delicious! I've never had crab with lime either but I'd definitely like to give it a go.

  6. Congratulations, Michelle!
    What an honour!
    The crab burschetta looks delicious! We love crab and have not eaten crabs in ages! Now I am so craving for some!

  7. Oh Michelle, congratulations. Making the Top 100 is awesome in itself, but to be right up there at number 18 is outstanding, and most especially when this is something your are so passionate about. I may well not sleep tonight, living vicariously through the fact that I know you and am, therefore, by association basking in your glory. I truly am thrilled for you.

    I'm also thrilled you joined in with us at IHCC again this week and shared such a gorgeously green dish. This is perfect, and I love the changes you made - I would absolutely love every mouthful of that. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Congratulations Michelle~ So happy for you! You deserve it Michelle:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  9. Congratulations! That is so cool!

    I really like this Crab Bruschetta recipe too. I'm always looking for new ways to serve crab and this sounds scrumptious!


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