Leftovers Don’t Have to be Lame
August 22, 2011
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Thanks for all of the wonderful feedback on the crab cake post. I enjoyed them too! 🙂 It made about 10 cakes, and after 2 days of leftovers, I still had 3 left and decided to make a “new” meal out of them.
My plan was to make a creamy crab & asparagus risotto, but things don’t always go according to plan (ie, I had no rice in the house), so it turned into whole wheat crab orzo. Probably a healthier option!
First I reheated three of the crab cakes by crumbling them in a skillet and sauteing them with some chopped scallion while cooking the orzo.
The “creamy” ingredients included some 40 spices hummus, 1 wedge of light spreadable swiss (the Aldi version of laughing cow), and some 1/3 less fat chive & onion cream cheese. With about 1/4 cup of the pasta water mixed in, all of the sauce ingredients came together and provided just enough of a coating to add flavor without overpowering the crab.
I added chopped asparagus and topped it with some parmigano reggiano for a delicious second meal.
Dessert: a spin on my new favorite treat – a vanilla version with avocado, banana, vanilla protein powder, almond milk, and almond butter. To die for, seriously.
Off to catch up on my 39285029 Google reader items and continue to be jealous of everyone who got to hang out at HLS.
The wedding count down is at 12 days! I apologize for any lack of blogging the next couple weeks! 😉 Happy Monday!
Do you like to recreate leftovers into new dishes, or can you eat the same thing several days in a row?