Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cucumber Dip

2 large cucumbers
2 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
3/4 cup mayonnaise

1. Peel cucumber skin off and then grate into medium slices.
2. Mix cucumber in vinegar and salt overnight.
3. In small mixing bowl add cream cheese, mayonnaise and garlic.Mix well.
4. Squeeze excess liquid from cucumber and mix cucumbers withcream cheese mixture and stir well.
5. Serve this with vegetables or tortilla chips.

Cream Cheese and Caviar Dip

1 12 oz. container whipped cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 small jar black caviar

---- Preparation ----
1. Mix all ingredients well and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. Serve as dip with crackers.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

24 mushrooms
1 can crab meat
1 egg, beaten with 2 tsp. milk
2 tsp. bread crumbs
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. parsley

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Clean mushrooms.
3. Combine remaining ingredients and stuff into mushrooms.
4. Bake for 20 minutes.
5. Serve.

Crabmeat Balls

2 7 oz. cans crabmeat
1 tsp. parsley
12 slices of bacon
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
3 tbs.. cooking sherry
1 tbs.. lemon juice
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. mustard
pinch salt
1 tsp. pepper

---- Preparation ----
Lay bacon on papertowels and cover with papertowels. Place in microwave and cookfor 10 minutes on high. Cook until totally brown and crispy. Remove and let cool. When cooled, place between papertowels again and crush with hands until you make allcrumbs.

Crab Meat Appetizer

4 lbs. cooked lump crab meat
3 cups mayonnaise, can be light
4 tbs. dijon mustard
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped scallions
3 egg yolks
3 tbs. Worcestershire Sauce
2 tsp. tobasco sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. paprika

1. Heat oven to 375°.
2. In large bowl combine all ingredients, mixing well.
3. In medium casserole dish coat side with butter and breadcrumbs. (You would use the same technique if you were coating acake pan with butter than dusting with flour).
4. Add mixed ingredients to casserole dish and bake for 20-25minutes. If the top has not browned at the end, turn on broilerfor 1 minute.
5. Let cool for 15 minutes. Serve with crackers or little pieces oftorn french bread.

Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms

24 mushrooms, cleaned
1 8 oz. whipped cream cheese
1 can (6 oz.) crabmeat
1 small onion, minced
1/2 tsp. horseradish
2 tbs.. bread crumbs
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tbs.. milk

----Preparation ----
1. Combine all ingredients except mushrooms.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
3. Fill mushrooms with crabmeat mixture.
4. In large baking dish coat with 2 tbs.. of butter and bake mushrooms for 10 minutes.

Crab Cakes

1 lb. crabmeat
1/2 cup oil
1 tbsp. oil
5 shallots, minced
1 cup whipping cream
2 eggs
3 cups italian bread crumbs
1/2 white wine
2 tsp. garlic powder
4 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup horseradish sauce
1 cup parsley

1. In skillet heat 1 tbsp. oil and cook shallots and scallions. Cook until tender. Add inwine,whipping cream and horseradish sauce.
2. Let simmer for 5 minutes and let cool.
3. In large bowl combine this mixture with crabmeat, eggs, breadcrumbs and parsley. Makeinto either 8 hamburger like patties or 32 small balls.
4. Heat 1/2 oil until hot and saute the crab cakes or balls in oil. Cook until all sides aregolden brown.
5. You might want to top with a tsp. of horseradish on each cake or in the center of the 8.

Corn Salsa

2 cans drained corn
3 tbsp. lime juise
4 tbsp. olive oil
1 large tomatoe, diced and seeded
1 15 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained
1 red onions, finely chopped
3 tbsp. parsley
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar

---- Preparation ----
1. In bowl combine all ingredients and refrigerate for 2 hours.
2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
3. Serve with large tortilla chips.

Chinese Chicken Wings

3 dozen chicken wings
3 cups water
1 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup oyster sauce
1/2 cup white wine

1. Mix all ingredients together except for chicken wings.
2. Preheat oven to 350F.
3. Place chicken wings in baking dish and pour over mixture.
4. Bake for 30 minutes.
5. Serve with plenty of napkins.

Chicken Tenders with Dipping Sauce

3 lbs. chicken tenders
3 eggs
1 cup water
2 cups bread crumbs
1 16 oz. sour cream
1 18 oz. barbecue sauce, any flavor

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine eggs and water. Dip chicken tenders into egg mixture and cover with breadcrumbs.
3. Place on baking dish and bake for 50 minutes.
4. In small bowl combine barbecue sauce and sour cream. Chill for 30 minutes beforeserving.
5. Arrange on platter and serve or place 3-4 pieces on each plate and top with heapingspoonful of sour cream mixture and serve as appetizer first course.