Deviled Crab Boules with Beurre Blanc


Deviled Crab Boules with Beurre Blanc

Total Time: 40 Mins



    • 2 (3-ounce) Kaiser rolls 

    Deviled crab:

    • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions, divided 
    • 1/4 cup dry white wine 
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise 
    • 1 tablespoon stone-ground mustard
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 pound lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed

    Beurre blanc:

    • 1/3 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
    • 1/4 cup dry white wine 
    • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
    • 1 tablespoon butter 
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • Julienne-cut green onions (optional) 


    1. Preheat oven to 375°.
    2. To prepare boules, hollow out each roll, leaving about a 1/4-inch-thick shell; reserve torn bread for another use. Place bread shells on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 5 minutes. Remove from oven; set aside.
    3. To prepare deviled crab, combine 2 tablespoons chopped green onions, 1/4 cup wine, and garlic in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until reduced to 2 tablespoons (about 2 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in mayonnaise, mustard, red pepper, and paprika. Add 2 tablespoons chopped green onions and crab; toss gently to combine. Spoon crab mixture evenly into bread shells. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
    4. To prepare beurre blanc, combine 2 tablespoons broth, shallots, 1/4 cup wine, vinegar, and bay leaf in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 3 minutes). Drain through a fine sieve into a bowl, reserving liquid; discard solids.
    5. Return wine mixture to pan. Combine remaining broth and cornstarch, stirring well with a whisk; stir into wine mixture. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add butter, stirring until butter melts. Stir in juice and black pepper. Serve beurre blanc immediately over warm boules. Garnish with julienne-cut green onions, if desired.