Cajun Crab Casserole : Low Carb : Keto

This is a tasty and quick-to-make low carb / keto casserole with crab meat and delicious seasonings.


Serves Four
6g carbs per serving
2 tbsp butter, for frying
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
5 oz. (150g) celery stalks, finely chopped (optional)
salt and pepper
1¼ cups (300ml) mayonnaise
4 eggs, lightly beaten
16 oz. (450g) canned crab meat, drained
12 oz. (350g) shredded (grated), white cheddar cheese
2 tsp paprika powder
¼ tsp cayenne pepper

For serving
3 oz. / 75g leafy greens
2 tablespoons olive oil

This casserole is easy to vary by substituting the crab meat for canned tuna,
or other cooked fish like mackerel or salmon. 
If you would like to make this dish even more gourmet, feel free to use parmesan cheese or gruyere,
for some extra wonderful layers of flavour. 

Recipe instructions
can be seen here

“Cajun food” comes from the deepest Southern parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. Like the area it originated from, Cajun flavour is spicy, rich, and really, really good! A lot of people don’t know that the typical Cajun food was developed by extremely poor people. Refugees and farmers used what they had to feed large families. Since Cajun people are so close to the Gulf of Mexico, seafood is a big item in their dishes. Favourites are craw-fish, catfish, crabs, and oysters. This is another example of the Cajun people living with what they had. Seafood was available, as there were a lot of fisherman, and that’s what they had to eat. Cajun spices always consist of three things. Bell pepper, onions and celery are the favourite vegetables to add flavour for the Cajun food. It is referred to as the ‘Holy Trinity.’ A couple of other favourites are cayenne pepper and garlic. Cajuns are fond of their spice, and add it to most dishes that they prepare. 

This blog brings a variety of articles and recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use a reliable meter. 

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All the best Jan


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