Chef's Kitchen: Kitchen Crafted's Crab Crostini Melts with Creole spread

By Allison Walker Torres, Entertainment Reporter/Anchor
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 3:11 PM EDT

We've discovered crab crostini melts with a mayo that's likely unlike what you have at home.

"It's mayonnaise, but it has mustard," said private chef Andy Williams, who's also a Kitchen Crafted ambassador. "It's got that grain mustard, and what I like about that is it has texture."

Chef's talking about the Creole Spread by Kitchen Crafted, a company that enjoys "the natural power of spice." Williams says the spread gives mayo a curious kick, one that will have your guests knowing you didn't use plain ol' boring white stuff.

Into the mix, he also sprinkled Kitchen Crafted's Cajun blend.

"[It has] chilies, garlic, but — once again — not over powering," he said.

Bite-sized baguette pieces are topped with the crabby mix, a tomato slice for color and a sprinkle of cheese for extra goodness.

Let's cook!

Crab Crostini Melts with Kitchen Crafted's Creole Kicker Spread

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes
SERVINGS: 6

Ingredients:

• 1 French Baguette, sliced on a slight bias into 12 to 16 slices
• ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 1- 8 Ounce, Package Cream Cheese, softened
• ¼ Cup CREOLE KICKER SPRD
• 1 Teaspoon, Worcestershire Sauce
• 1 8oz. Pasteurized Container Lump Crab Meat, drained and picked through for bits of shell
• 1 Tablespoon, Sweet Onion, finely chopped
• 1 Stalk Green Onion, finely chopped
• 2 Tablespoons, Fresh Dill, finely chopped-optional
• ¾ Teaspoon, Lemon, zested
• 1 Tablespoon, BLND- BAYOU CATCH SEASONING
• 6 Roma Tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch-thick
• 2 Cups, Italian Blended Cheese, grated

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F degree.
2. Arrange baguette slices on 1 large baking sheet.
3. Lightly, brush both sides of the bread with extra virgin olive oil.
4. Bake until a light, golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet after 5 minutes to evenly brown the bread.
5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and turn the oven to broil.
6. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese, CREOLE KICKER SPRD, Worcestershire sauce, until smooth.
7. In a separate bowl, blend in the crab meat, sweet onion, green onion, dill, lemon and BLND- BAYOU CATCH SEASONING.
8. Fold the crab mixture into the CREOLE KICKER SPRD mixture.
9. Take a tablespoon of crab mixture and spread evenly over the crostini’s and
10. top with 2 slices of Roma tomatoes and
11. grated cheese.
12. Broil for 3 minutes or until the cheese melts and is slightly golden brown.
13. Serve immediately. Garnish with fresh sprigs of dill.