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5-Spice Crab Phyllo Bites

Total Time: 15 MIN Makes: 30 Appetizers
Prep Time: 15 MIN Cook Time: 0 MIN

A breeze to prepare, these phyllo shell appetizers feature lump crab meat and water chestnuts, plus a warm, spicy-sweet kick brought by a Chinese 5-spice blend.

  • 8 ounces crab meat, lump, drained
  • ¼ cup water chestnuts, ¼″ diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5-spice
  • 3 teaspoons fresh basil, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red bell pepper, ¼″ diced
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 2 packages (15 count, each) Athens® Phyllo Shells


In a medium mixing bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Fill shells with one rounded teaspoon of crab mixture. Garnish with green onion. Serve chilled.