Sumptuous Seafood Melts


Everyone Can Cook EverythingCrabmeat, smoked salmon and shrimp combine to give these melts a sumptuous taste.

  • Yield: 24 melts
  • Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 12 Minutes


  • ½ lb (250 g) brick cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) hot pepper sauce
  • 4 oz one (120 g) can crabmeat, drained well
  • 2 oz (60 g) cold-smoked salmon, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) chopped fresh dill or tarragon, plus some sprigs for garnish
  • alt, white pepper and freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste
  • baguette, cut into 24 ¼-inch (6 mm) rounds
  • ¼ lb (125 g) cooked salad shrimp
  • cup (250 mL) grated Swiss cheese
How to Make It
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the cream cheese in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until soft and lightened.
  2. Mix in the mayonnaise, garlic and hot pepper sauce and beat until smooth. Stir in the crab, salmon, dill or tarragon, salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  3. Spread the seafood mixture on the baguette slices and place on the baking sheet. Decorate the top of each melt with the shrimp and sprinkle with the cheese.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and light golden on top. Arrange on a serving platter, garnish each melt with a dill or tarragon sprig and serve immediately.

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