Switch up your regular enchiladas by changing the meat from chicken to crab for delicious, cheesy seafood enchiladas for an easy dinner.Jump to Recipe
Growing up, seafood was usually not on the table for my family (yes, pun intended). My mom is very allergic to shellfish so we didn’t eat it at home. And we had to be careful when we were out since she couldn’t have it at the table.
This means I didn’t really start eating seafood until I was living on my own. And even then, it took me a while before I started finding a lot of seafood recipes that I like.
I have learned that I like lobster, shrimp, and crab. I am not a fan of clams, oysters, and similar seafood. And I’ll eat mild fish.
So, when we thought about making enchiladas one day, we decided to change them up. Instead of our typical chicken enchiladas, we went with seafood enchiladas! A lot of the recipe was similar, but we changed out the meat from chicken to crabmeat. Well, imitation crab, but real crab is expensive!
Step by Step
Preheat the oven to 350F. Get all of your ingredients ready.
Heat a deep skillet over medium heat and melt the butter. I found my larger cast-iron skillet was perfect for this recipe. Add the imitation crab meat, onion, salt, and pepper. Saute for about 3-5 minutes, stirring often, until the onions start to soften.
Add the cilantro, sour cream, cheese, and 2 tbsp of enchilada sauce to the crab and onions. Stir to combine and remove from the heat.
Place 1/4 of the filling onto each burrito shell. Wrap and fold with the seam side down. Place the seafood enchiladas in a baking dish. Pour the remaining 2 tbsp of enchilada sauce over the wraps.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes. Serve with sour cream and green onions for garnish.
Place leftover seafood enchiladas in a container and refrigerate. To reheat, place the enchiladas back in the oven for about 5-7 minutes to reheat. Or, they can be microwaved for 3-5 minutes.
Originally Published On: September 18, 2020
- 1 tsp butter
- 1/2 lb imitation crab
- 1/2 onion (diced)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp cilantro
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 1/2 cups Mexican blend cheese (shredded)
- 4 tbsp enchilada sauce
- 4 large burrito shells
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Melt the butter in a deep skillet over medium heat
- Add the crab meat, onion, salt, and pepper
- Saute for about 3-5 minutes, until the onions are clear
- Add the cilantro, sour cream, cheese, and 2 tbsp enchilada sauce
- Place 1/4 of the filling on each burrito shell then wrap and fold
- Add to a baking dish, fold side down
- Pour remaining 2 tbsp of enchilada sauce over the center of the wraps
- Bake for 25-30 minutes
- Serve with sour cream and green onions for garnish
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.