Posts tagged ‘appetizer’

April 14, 2011

Mango Salsa

Mango salsa is a perfect healthy snack, especially now that it is getting hot outside.  It is very refreshing, light, and delicious.  This salsa can be eaten with chips, maybe on fish tacos or even over a light piece of fish or chicken.   This recipe makes enough to use a couple of different ways.  

 

Mango Salsa

2 tomatoes

1 mango

1/3 c. chopped red onion

2 avacado

1 red bell pepper

1 yellow bell pepper 

 

April 9, 2011

Crab Cakes

My mom and I had a blast visiting my sister over the weekend.  Because my sister and I both love to cook, we had a good time cooking together.  These crabcakes were very good and we had a perfect meal in no time! 

Crabcakes

1 egg
3 T. mayo
3 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. tarragon
about 4 green onions, chopped
8 oz. crabmeat
1/2 c. buttery crackers, crumbled or bread crumbs
1 T. butter
Mix first five ingredients then stir in crabmeat, being careful not to break apart.  Slowly add crackers or breadcrumbs until consistency is sticky enough to shape into patties.  Shape mixture into 4 patties.  (This recipe can easily be doubled)  Heat 1 T. butter in skillet over medium high heat.  Add crabcake patties and cook until browned, about 5 minutes on each side. 
 
Sauce
1/3 c. ketchup
1/3 c. mayo
1/4 c. horseradish
seasoning (black pepper, red pepper, Tony’s Cachere)
Stir together all inredients. 
 
Presentation
We placed a handful of springmix onto each plate.  Then layed the crabcakes on the springmix and drizzled with sauce.  This creates a pretty presentation and can be eaten like a salad or the springmix can be used just as a decoration.  Depending on how you want to eat it determines how much springmix to use. 
Hope you enjoy this as much as we did!