Tag: Appetizers

Shrimp and Crab Seafood Salad

With summer coming up, it’s time to start working on lighter options. Seafood salad with crab and shrimp is an easy fix up that will feed you for a few days. I use canned crab meat and chilis because it’s faster an easier, but you can substitute out with fresh. With this, you can make some great cold sandwiches and lettuce wraps.

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Hot Chili Oil

This is the basic recipe for a Chinese style Hot Chili Oil. Super quick and easy to make and by making it yourself you can make it as hot or mild as you please.

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Cucumber Dill Dip

Since the store had a “2 for a buck” special on cucumbers, I bought a few bucks worth and made up this dip. This goes great with sliced cucumbers, carrots and Rosemary Triscuts. It’s Depending on how you like it, you can just finely dice the cucumbers for a thicker dip or, I used a food processor and added the cucumber and ranch and it made it more consistent in texture. It will stay good for about 3 days in the fridge.

Cucumber Dip

Cucumber Dip

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Beer-Battered Steak Strips

This is a quick recipe for a new way of doing steak. It’s great for a finger food while you’re kicking back with some cold ones relaxing. You can pretty much have this prepped, cooked and cleaned up within an hour so why not try it one weekend. Mix up a bowl of ranch with some parmesan cheese and fresh black pepper and you have a great dipping sauce for these as well!

Beer Battered Steak and Fries

Beer Battered Steak and Fries

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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Onions

I seen a lady on Good Morning America with a recipe for Bacon Wrapped Onions on the grill and I couldn’t pass these up. It’s such a simple recipe and you can really add any flavors you like to go with what you’re cooking. Mix up some Soy Sauce, Wasabi and Sesame Oil in the butter to make a great side for Teriyaki Chicken or Ginger Lime Salmon.  You can add some minced Garlic and Basil/Oregano for an Italian style that goes great with Sausage on the grill.

Core them but leave a bottom to the bowl.

Core them but leave a bottom to the bowl.

Directions:

It’s so easy, anyone can do it. Take about 6-12 Sweet Vidalia Onions and cut out the core, almost to the bottom, leave some at the bottom so it’s a nice size bowl. Wrap the Onion in Bacon, it takes 2-3 pieces for each Onion, but don’t overlap too much then secure with a toothpick. Fill the cavity with butter and your favorite seasonings.

Cook these badboys on a grill on medium heat until the Bacon is cooked. You can also cook these in the oven at 350 for about an hour with the last few minutes on broil to crisp up the Bacon. Let rest for a minute before serving so the Onion doesn’t fall completely apart then serve.

Fast and Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

This will make a 8×8 pan worth of fudge.You can use any flavor of confectioners’ coating that you want. Chocolate and Vanilla both taste great with peanut butter.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudge

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudge

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb Confectioners’ coating (almond bark)
  • 1 Jar (16-18 oz) Peanut Butter

Directions:

  1. Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with plastic wrap long enough to overhang the dish by several inches on each side.
  2. Place broken coating into a large glass microwave-safe bowl and melt on low power in microwave oven, about 5 minutes, stirring after every 30 seconds to 1 minute. When coating is smooth and creamy, stir peanut butter into coating until fudge is thoroughly combined. Spread fudge into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Refrigerate fudge until set, 1 to 2 hours. Lift fudge out of the pan using the plastic wrap for handles and slice into squares.