Crab and Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

  • 4 jalapenos sliced in half lengthwise with all of the insides removed (seeds included!)
  • 4 oz (about half a package) of cream cheese
  • 3 oz of crab meat
  • 1 Tablespoon of finely diced green onion (plus more for garnish)
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Wash each jalapeno and slice in half lengthwise. Remove all the insides from the peppers especially the seeds!. When doing this, you might want to wear gloves or be careful not to touch your face because it does sting.! In a bowl, mix together the crab meat, cream cheese, and green onions until they are nicely incorporated.

Fill each pepper with the cream cheese mixture until they are nice and full. Place a generous amount of panko bread crumbs into a bowl, and with one pepper at a time, dip them (cream cheese side down) into the bread crumbs so the entire top of each pepper is nicely coated. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet and lay the jalapenos on it. Then lightly spray the top of the bread crumbs with the non-stick cooking spray. Bake for about 40 minutes!