These spicy crab squares are great for entertaining guests when you’re short on prep time. The tasty squares will wow your guests thanks to the sumptuous crab and fresh lemony taste.
Four slices of brioche loaf
100g (3½oz) white crab meat
A few drops of Tabasco
Finely grated zest of ½ – 1 lemon
1 tbsp freshly chopped chives
Before you begin, preheat the oven to 200°c (180° in fan assisted ovens), gas mark 6. Cut four slices of the brioche loaf and divide each of these into six pieces. For smaller loaves, you are looking for 24 bite-sized pieces.
Arrange the brioche on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until crisp and golden brown (12-15 minutes). Allow to cool.
Meanwhile, mix 100g (3½ oz) of white crab meat in a medium bowl. Add the Tabasco, the lemon zest (to taste), and 150g (5oz) of low-fat cream cheese, along with 1tbsp of freshly chopped chives. Check the seasoning and adjust to taste.
Serve the cooled brioche pieces with the crab mixture and sprinkle with extra chives to serve.