Thursday, December 23, 2010

Crab Cups


Here's something that I sampled many years ago as I walked through the aisles of a supermarket. This tasted so good, that I asked for the recipe, and ever since that day, it's part of our Christmas Eve appetizer platter. So if you are still looking for those last minute ideas...this one is a real winner. The kids actually thought I had things mixed up today when I served them two days early...Don't worry, I will be making a fresh batch.

Crab Cups
  • 250 grams of imitation crab
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 onion green
  • 2-3 Tbsp miracle whip
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • 2 boxes of Siljans, (crispy shells)
Instructions.
  1. Chop the crab, onion greens and celery fine, so it resembles the same texture.
  2. Add the miracle whip
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste
  4. Blend all ingredients together
  5. Dish mixture into shells.

I always prepare this in the afternoon, and store in a sealed container, refrigerated. After we come home from the church service, I spoon the mixture into the crispy shells, just before serving them, or else they will get soggy. If you have leftover crab mixture, store it back in the fridge, and as usual, someone will have snuck into my fridge early Christmas morning to finish them off. It's quick, it's easy and just the perfect size.

15 comments:

  1. These sound yummy though I have never seen the shells before. I will have to see if I can find a substitute and try them!

    Thank you!
    Debbie K

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  2. My mom has been making these for years and they've always been a favorite of mine! :)

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  3. Cute little cups..looks tempting...

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  4. Those shells can be found in any local Safeway store, usually around by the deli aisles. I'm sure other food markets carry them.

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  5. I've seen those shells at Safeway and thought they look so nice and ready to fill with something wonderful!Thank you, Marg! Nice and easy!

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  6. Hello & yum, I just love a crab appetizer

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  7. Thank you, Marg. What a wonderful idea. Will definitely try these.

    Gloria

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  8. Oh I think I'll make these for Christmas Eve. What a terrific - non-uss appetizer. Thanks, Marg.

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  9. Great appetizer and so simple to make.

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  10. Love all the appies at Christmas. These look yummy!

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  11. I picked up my little cups by the deli today in Safeway .. .so I'll be enjoying these myself. Thanks for the last minute tip.

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  12. Joys and blessings to my friends from afar.

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  13. I just stopped by Marg's and sampled one of these tasty little tidbits! Yum.

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  14. My hubby is an absolute seafood lover! I'll have to make these for sure. They'd be good at New Year's too!

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  15. Marg, these were so good. I've served them twice already and I love how quickly they can be put together.

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