Phyllo wrapped crab and brie Recipes

Phyllo Wrapped Crab and Brie

1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons shallots
1/2 pound crabmeat, picked over well
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons minced parsley
Tabasco to taste (optional)
1/2 pound brie, cut into thin slices
15 sheets phyllo (1/2 pound)
3/4 cup clarified butter (or ghee)

Melt butter; add red pepper and sauté until tender. Add the crab, heat through and season with salt, pepper Old Bay and Tabasco. Spread slices of Brie over crab. Keep over low heat without stirring until Brie softens enough to be stirred without breaking lumps of crab. Set aside and allow mixture to cool.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Remove 5 sheets of phyllo and cut in half lengthwise. For each packet, lay out 1 strip phyllo with the short end toward you, and brush with butter. Place about 1 1/2 teaspoons filling in corner of strip. Fold over to make a triangle shape and roll triangle over triangle till you reach the end and brush with butter. Repeat until all ingredients are used. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until crisp and golden. The triangles can be made ahead and frozen before baking.

Serve hot.