Thursday, November 1, 2007

An Appetizer for the Blissful party


Melissa at The Inspired Room is having a satellite party today for the Blissful. She has asked us to bring our favorite appetizer and this looks like just the ticket. Crab dip in little phyllo dough shells. I love little finger foods like this for the holidays. Easy to eat and yummy! Here is the recipe (and don't forget to join Melissa for the party!)
Crab DIp in Phyllo Shells:>)
(PHOTO: BHG.COM)
1 cup cooked crabmeat or one 6-ounce can crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion or green onion
1 tablespoon snipped fresh dillweed or 1 teaspoon dried dillweed
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel or lime peel
1 teaspoon lemon juice or lime juice
Several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
Dash cayenne pepper (optional)
Salt and black pepper
Finely chopped red or green onion (optional)
Assorted crackers and/or vegetable dippers
Directions
1. In a small bowl stir together crab, mayonnaise, sour cream, the 2 tablespoons onion, the 1 tablespoon dill, the 1 teaspoon lemon peel, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, and, if desired, cayenne pepper. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
2. Transfer dip to a serving dish. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours. If desired, garnish wtih finely chopped red or green onion. Serve with crackers or vegetable dippers.
3. Makes about 1-1/3 cups
4. Crab Tartlets: Prepare dip as above through step 1. Spoon dip into 30 miniature phyllo dough shells (two, 2.1-ounce packages). For a hot appetizer, place the 30 miniature phyllo dough shells on a large baking sheet. Spoon dip into phyllo shells. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until heated through. If desired, garnish with finely shredded lemon peel and fresh dill sprigs.Per tartlet: 62 cal., 5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 8 mg chol., 52 mg sodium, 3 g carbo., 0 g dietary fiber, 2 g protein. Daily Values: 1% vit. C, 1% calcium, 1% iron. Exchanges: 1 Fat


13 comments:

  1. These look so delicious Kathy! We shall see you over at Melissa's! Jenn and Jacqui

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  2. Yummy! Those look delicious Kathleen. See you at the party.

    Rhonda

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  3. Oh, I forgot to add, I love the new banner!

    Rhonda

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  4. Oh, I'm going to try this recipe. I'm cooking-challenged and I'm always hurting my brain trying to come up with appetizers for get-togethers. Thanks!

    p.s. Love the fall banner. Did you make it yourself?

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  5. Yummy! Can't wait to taste those at Melissa's!
    Penny

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  6. Yum! Looks so good. Wish I lived close enough to really taste one. I love your new banner. It's wonderful! ~Adrienne~

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  7. Oh, those look wonderful! SO tasty! Can't wait to savor a morsel!

    You are definitely a BFF! Thank You!

    xo,
    Melissa

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  8. ok, can i just say that we MUST have these for advent again? they are AMAZINGLY good. I can't get enough of them! love ya mom! :)

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  9. Those little crab cups look absolutely delish! I'm coming over right now! I must try out this recipe soon. HUGS from daylilylane

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  10. Isn't it just delightful over at Melissa's right now with all The Blissful photos?!! Your receipe has my stomach growling. And that picture of the pumpkin hambuger is sooo cool. Blessings... Polly

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  11. Those look delicious! What a wonderful recipe!

    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  12. Kathy I'll bring a nice lite wine to pair up with you delicious crab tarts. Yum!

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  13. oh, i love your blog. i am going to try some of these recipes! I am hungry now! thanks for visiting me today, i will be back to visit you!

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