Crab Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Crab Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Crab Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Spring. It is an epic time in the kitchen namely because we have access to fleeting ingredients like green garlic, ramps, and squash blossoms. This recipe harnesses several delightful seasonal ingredients and weaves them in to a flavorful and eye-catching culinary tapestry. 

As complicated as it may look at the outset, there are really just a handful of ingredients that come together to make this dish shine, and as you would expect, olive oil is a among them. 


Ingredients for the Filling:



Ingredients for the Batter:



Combine the shallot, onion, olive oil, lemon juice, mascarpone, egg, and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times to finely chop the ingredients and combine. Place the filling in a medium size bowl, and with the utmost of care, gently fold in the crab meat being very careful not to break it up too much. Adjust the seasoning, cover, and refrigerate the filling for 1/2 hour.

In a shallow dish or bowl whisk together the seltzer water, flour, baking powder, and salt.

Heat 2 inches of Extra Virgin Olive Oil up to 350 F. in a heavy bottom pot or pan.


To Assemble:

Make sure the blossoms are clean of debris. Gently remove the flower stamens. Using a spoon, gently fill each blossom with approximately 1 heaping tablespoon of chilled crab filling. Gently twist the ends of the petals to seal. Swirl each filled blossom in the batter rotating it in the same direction that you twisted the petals so as not to undo your blossom. Place in the heated oil and fry each blossom for approximately 2 minutes, turning once until light golden brown on all sides.

Remove the blossoms from the oil to a rack to drain. Serve warm.