Monday

Moderation is Overrated: Sublime Crab Dip

It was touch and go for awhile there but we did manage to pull off a simply fabulous Thanksgiving dinner.

The biggest mess occurred when I was too busy watching t.v. to notice that the Pomegranate Molasses something or other [that goes on top the turkey] was boiling over on top the stove.

In spite of it being a crispy, crunchy mess it added a terrific bit of fruity flavor to an otherwise ho-hum main course.

We went whole hog on the turkey this year. Buying a free range bird that cost a princely sum.

And, I hate to even type this... but IMHO it wasn't worth the money. Didn't taste all that great.

However! I think that might be us and not the bird. This family has never had a turkey that wasn't mass (read: mean) produced and injected with all sorts of flavor enhancers... We'll continue down this organic path and hope to get it right next year.

It may not look all that pretty but it was 2 die 4.
Our most mouth-watering delicacy of the day was conjured up by daughter, L. She concocted a super tasty and oh, so Zesty Crab Dip. (That's crab with a 'C' not a 'K', the moniker for faux crab.)

L calls this her Cheesy Gut Bomb. I refined the title to have appetite appeal for blog visitors! (If I ever get some.)

Moderation is Overrated Crab Dip
* Bake this in a 350 (F) oven until it's all ooey gooey.

  • 1 pound real deal Blue Swimming crab
  • 1 cup Mozarella cheese
  • 1 cup Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup Asiago cheese
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise (Yes, light! Gotta trim calories somewhere!)
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Wasabi
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 4 tablespoons roasted garlic (the kind that comes in the jars.)
  • A dash of Worcestershire
  • A spritz of lemon juice
Scoop up this delightful mess on toasted Baguette slices, dripping with melted Parmesan cheese.

* Might as well butter the bread before you toast it. I mean... if we'z gonna die of a fat-induced coma, let us go out with a bang!

Here's hoping you had a simply marvelous Turkey Day. And, 3 cheers to you, if you found a way to wiggle outta doin' the dishes.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

LOL, for what it's worth I read your blog through google reader and enjoy your hints and recipes, but like most of the blogs I read I rarely have the time to run over to them to say that I appreciate their time and effort, but I do! :) I found your blog when I moved to CO (at~7k) and as a previous flatlander my cooking was suffering.

So thanks again! :)
Chance
Chance

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Aw, thanks! That made my day. :))

joey said...

Love your posts here, Kate! You are 'the bestest'!