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How To Make Crab Enchiladas

Updated on September 18, 2014

Making Crab Enchiladas

What could taste more delicious than combining the flavor of crab meat with the delicious spicy enchilada? You can have the best of both worlds with this easy to make Crab Enchilada recipe.

This recipe looks complex but is easy. And the result that you get is spectacularly good. The Mexican ingredients are available in most supermarkets. Most of the ingredients can be found in the Mexican section of your grocery store.And don't forget the spicy salsa topping.

You can make it as spicy as you want. And then top the enchiladas with the creamy sour cream sauce. Absolutely mouth watering delicious.

crab enchiladas
crab enchiladas

Crab Enchiladas


1 cups crab meat

1 tablespoon lightly salted butter

6 corn tortillas

2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

6 tablespoons minced onion

1 to 1 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro for garnish

Salsa con Tomatillos

Sour cream sauce

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Sauté the crab meat in the butter. Fry the tortillas in the oil for 30 seconds per side, until soft. The tortillas should be drained on paper towels for several seconds.

Place cup crab meat in the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of the salsa and 1 tablespoon of the onion. Roll the enchiladas and place them seam side down in a large baking dish. Spread with a thin layer of the salsa and sprinkle with the cheese.

Bake for 10 minutes to melt the cheese. Sprinkle with the cilantro and serve with the sour cream sauce and the remaining salsa on the side.

Salsa Con Tomatillos
Salsa Con Tomatillos

Salsa Con Tomatillos


2 corn tortillas

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 thirteen ounce cans tomatillos, drained, liquid reserved

1 cup chopped onion

2 fresh jalapeno chilies, seeded and chopped

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon chopped cilantro

1/8 teaspoon sugar

Fry the tortillas in 2 tablespoons of oil, browning lightly. Crumble them into the tomatillos liquid and let soften. Blend or process the mixture with tomatillos until smooth.

Sauté the onion and the chilies in remaining 2 tablespoons in oil 3 to 5 minutes until soft. Add the garlic, the salt, the cumin, the cilantro, and the sugar and cook for 5 minutes. Add the blended mixture and cook another 5 minutes.

sour cream sauce
sour cream sauce

Sour Cream Sauce


1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped

1/4teaspoon salt

1 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons chopped onion

Dash of sugar

Thoroughly mash the garlic with the salt. Blend in the sour cream, the onion, and the sugar. Refrigerate this sauce until ready to serve.


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