|Crab Pillows with Pineapple Chili Dipping Sauce|
It's nearly midnight.
We're still at the shore but a thunderstorm is expected tonight so everyone is going to be bad-tempered hanging around the house.
The freezer has been emptied progressively, following three week's solid of hungry house guests. What to cook for dinner?
Rummaging through the freezer I spot some good looking jumbo lump crab meat, which cost me an arm and a leg when I bought it from the local fish shop here in Stone Harbor.
But everyone is sick of crab cakes as the kids tend to order these whenever we go out.
I throw down the gauntlet to our ever helpful Facebook fans and am OVERWHELMED by the response (remember it's midnight!)
- Three people suggest different types of crab salad (thanks for your suggestions Joe and Tracy);
- Marjorie suggested a Crab Mac N Cheese - the idea of which sounds most tempting (next time!);
- Carol's suggestion of crab in a fresh tomato sauce and pasta is a definite potential.
- Tracy posted Shelfish and Grilled Asparagus Pasta (I'm hoping she sends in the recipe!) and Dawn a Crab and Shitake Risotto. Yum!!!
- But my favorites two suggestions came from Joe for a Crab Bruschetta and Darby Logan who posted her recipe for Crab Pillows. Get this...
Darby's Crab Pillows
4-ounce package Boursin cheese,
3 tsp sliced scallions,
1 pkg. wonton wraps,
freshly ground pepper to taste,
Vegetable oil for brushing on wontons
|Now for the hard part - primping the wontons into little bundles|
1. Combine crab, cheese, scallions, and pepper, mix well.
2. Place 1/2 tsp of crab mixture in middle of wonton sheet and fold to form triangle, or pull all 4 sides
up and create a flower pillow. Press and seal edges(with a small amount of water.
3. Repeat with remaining filling and wontons.
4. Place on prepared baking sheet and brush pillows with oil. Bake @350 until puffed and golden.
Says Darby: "This makes about 25 crab pillows. These are great with a cocktail -- which I know is not for the kiddos! OR, try them with a walnut-arugula salad for a light dinner. "
Thanks to everyone who posted their ideas. What a fun (and democratic) way to decide on what to have for dinner tonight!