English Muffin Crab Cakes

10mini_4801Pre-toast your muffins, drizzle with Milanese Gremolata EVOO (hint of lemon zest and mint with italian herbs). WOW!!. Set aside.

Combine 1- 8 oz. container of crab meat (found in the meat/seafood dept. of your grocery store).  Spoon Blend in half to 3/4 of a package of Neufchâtel Cream Cheese (microwave out of foil for about 50 sec. to soften (1/3 less calories than cream cheese), 1/4 cup of Old Bay seasoning, red pepper flakes (to taste. I use 1/4 tsp.), 1 tbl. spoon. Herb de Provence EVOO. 1 celery stalk, 3-4 thin slices of onion, 1/4 tsp. fresh dill and 2 tbl spoons of our italian herb blend.  Mound on top of English Muffins and sprinkle with Asiago Cheese, and Old Aged Cheddar (we now have Tillamook  2 yr. Aged Cheddar 8 oz. blocks in our deli) and more italian herb blend on top.

Bake on 350 (pre-heat oven to get to 350 first) for about 15 min.  Turn off Oven.  Have a glass of wine and ENJOY!!  prep. approx. 30-40 min.  More about Tillamook Cremery if you are interested…..

100 yr. old Creamery.  Today, we’re made up of nearly 110 dairy farm families who own TCCA (many of whom are kin to the early pioneers), and the Tillamook brand can be found in stores from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine.Commitment to quality. We believe that healthy cows produce quality, wholesome milk, and that the best milk makes the best dairy products – it’s a simple equation. It all starts on the farm, with well-cared for cows and milk as fresh and pure as possible and never with artificial growth hormones. We test each batch of milk to be sure it’s the highest quality possible. And we turn that milk into products that taste better because they’re made better. Like award-winning cheddar that’s aged slowly and naturally. Ice cream with just the right amount of creaminess. And yogurt that needs no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.