Texas Toast Asparagus Crab Melt

by on April 21, 2014

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Hello everyone! While my world continues to be overtaken by THE MOVE (there’s a gentleman shampooing the rugs at this very moment), my friend Amy Flanigan from Very Culinary is stopping by Panini Happy today to share her amazing grilled cheese — the Texas Toast Asparagus Crab Melt. She had me at Texas Toast…and asparagus…and crab…and melt. I absolutely love dressed-up toasts like this!

Amy and I have known each other through our blogs for many years. Beyond her treasure trove of delicious recipes, Very Culinary is also known for the extraordinarily creative and hilarious foodie parody videos that Amy and her husband produce. You can tell how much fun these guys have making them — definitely check them out!

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Hi Gang! Happy to be filling in for Kathy today.

There’s no question that we’re pretty spoiled by the weather here in California. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have to wait for certain foods to come into season like everyone else. I’m so happy that asparagus is finally back – it’s my favorite vegetable. Yay spring!

So, um, I know Kathy just recently posted an asparagus recipe. Hope you don’t mind another one…I’m sort of putting it in everything. *and by sort of, I mean, totally.

This open-faced sandwich is reminiscent of an upscale tuna melt. I used canned crab meat, but if you’ve got the money, splurge on the real good stuff from the seafood counter.

It’s rich in flavor and perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Or you could even cut it into quarters and serve it as an hors d’oeuvre for brunch.

I’ve made it several times in the last two weeks. When I fall in-love, I fall hard.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amy @Very Culinary April 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Happy to help you out! Moving is the pits, but selfishly I’m excited about it because you’ll be closer to me. Woot!
Amy @Very Culinary´s last blog post ..Sausage and Pea Pasta


2 Rachel - Tasty Thailand April 28, 2014 at 5:49 am

Ooh this sounds awesome – crab and cheese, yum!

Definitely bookmarking your site. I’m a sandwich fanatic and you have some excellent ideas. Thanks!! 🙂


3 Annie @Maebells May 22, 2014 at 12:58 pm

This is such a great use of ingredients, so fresh! I can’t wait to try it!
Annie @Maebells´s last blog post ..Simple Iced Coffee


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