Friday, September 7, 2007

Faux Crab Meat Scramble

I'm not really an egg lover but when I want a quick protein fix that won't make me hungry for hours, then I turn to scrambled eggs. You'll notice that I don't use any ketchup with my scrambled eggs. Well, that's because I believe that tomato ketchup or banana ketchup (many Filipinos can understand my love affair with this ketchup) are flavor potentiators. This means that I tend to have a huge appetite if I add any ketchup to my egg scrambles. I've substituted Trader Joe's feta cheese with mediterranean herbs as the "ketchup alternative."

The following recipe can be done within ten minutes.

1 tbsp. butter or margarine
2 tbsps. chopped onions
1/2 cup The Captain's Choice Imitation Crab Meat, in small chunks (100 calories; CHO = 12 gms., sugars = 8 gms.)
one egg mixed with 1 tbsp. water, whipped until bubbles form
1 tsp. Montreal Grill Mates Steak Seasoning (and add to the egg mixture)
1 tsp. Trader Joe's Crumbled Feta with Mediterranean Herbs


1. Melt butter in a small cast-iron skillet.
2. Add chopped onions and saute until the onions become translucent.
3. Add the imitation crab meat and saute until heated through.
4. Add egg-water-seasoning mixture to the skillet. Cook until partially done. Use zigzag patterns to scramble the egg mixture.
5. After the scrambled egg mixture is cooked to perfection, on the serving dish, garnish the Faux Crab Meat Scramble with crumbled feta cheese.

Serves 1.

For some pizzaz:

1. If you're not watching your carb count, then make a sandwich. Spread low-fat mayonnaise or salad dressing on two pieces of bread. Add a romaine lettuce or butter lettuce leaf and a couple of sliced tomatoes before slathering some of the faux crab meat scramble on top of the sandwich. Sprinkle some tabasco sauce for a little kick!

2. If you're watching your carb count, slice a piece of pita pocket bread into half. Make a pocket in the half-pita bread and add some alfafa sprouts inside. Top with the faux crab meat scramble and some sliced tomatoes. Top with sprinkles of hot sauce.

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