CRAB MELT SANDWICHES
1 lb. fresh lump crab meat, picked over
2 T. fresh lime juice, or to taste
1/2 C. mayonnaise
2 tsp. coarse-grained mustard
4 (1-inch thick) slices Italian bread, with crust removed
4 tsp. freshly grated Parmesan
Unsalted butter, softened, if desired
Preheat broiler. Put crab meat in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon lime
juice and toss to combine.
In a small bowl, whisk together remaining tablespoon lime juice,
mayonnaise, and mustard until smooth. Pour sauce over crab and
toss to coat. Season crab mixture with salt and pepper and chill,
covered, for 30 minutes.
Lightly toast bread. Lightly butter toast. Spoon one fourth crab
mixture into 1/2 cup measure. Holding toast on top of mixture in
measure, invert crab onto the toast an set on an ungreased
baking sheet. Repeat procedure with remaining crab mixture and
toast and sprinkle 1 tablespoon Parmesan over each sandwich.
Broil sandwiches about 3 inches from heat until cheese is melted
and golden, 1 to 2 minutes.