When a friend gave me a can of lump crabmeat for Christmas (my friends know me so well) I was so thrilled and excited about it, I decided to come up with something out of the ordinary with it for our dinner. There’s a popular Thai dish using crabs and green curry, so I took this as my inspiration and made a flatbread pizza using green curry sauce as a base.
Food gifts, with me, go a long way to winning my heart. Especially little delicacies that I normally wouldn’t buy for myself. Besides, food as gifts carries a long and interesting history.
Recently, I just heard that the pineapple, which is known as a symbol of hospitality, was actually used as a subtle hint that one has outstayed their welcome. A pineapple was placed in the guest’s bedroom, by the host, on what they hoped would be their last night’s stay. Here’s the pineapple, now get out! I hope a can of crabmeat doesn’t say anything except “Thank you for being a friend, food lover!”
We devoured these flatbreads with lots of dry riesling, which works great with all the intense flavors. Although beer is excellent, too, the colder the better!
The next time your friends show you how thankful they are to know you, or you happen to be in a well stocked grocery store and are feeling a little self indulgent, splurge on a can of crab and make what is sure to be the summer hit pizza of the year. And invite a friend!
Amy at Flatout
Curry Crab Flatbread
- 1 Flatout Thin Crust Flatbread
- 2 tablespoons green curry sauce
- 1/2 cup canned lump crabmeat
- 2 scallions, chopped on the diagonal, into the greens
- 1/2 cup shredded pizza cheese
- 2-3 sprigs of fresh cilantro
Preheat oven to 375°F. Place Flatout on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375°F for two minutes. Brush on curry sauce, then scatter crabmeat, scallions, and pizza cheese. Bake at 375°F for four minutes. Remove from oven, top with fresh cilantro.