January 25, 2012

Crab-Stuffed Cucumber Cups


This is another perfect appetizer for the super bowl.  Before I go on about the recipe, I have a question:  Who here is addicted to Pinterest?!  *Raises hand with a big, nerdy grin on her face*  Me!  Me!  I find myself constantly inspired and intrigued while browsing through the limitless, stunning photos.  It seriously is an addiction.  On my "Food To Make" board, I have some really tasty-looking pins, one of which I have been dying to try by Domestic Fits.  I stuck to the recipe for the most part but I added some freshly-squeezed lemon juice and decided I didn't want a spicy version, so I used Dijon instead of brown mustard left out the hot pepper sauce.  These turned out wonderful!  I had guests over for dinner last night and served these appetizers.  They were a hit with my company (especially since they were on the Atkins' diet).  Even my husband who can't stand cucumbers tried one and liked it.

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Ingredients:
  • 3 long cucumbers, peeled  
  • 1/4 c sour cream 
  • 1/4 c cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard 
  • Dash of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 c crab meat 
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Paprika 
Directions:

Cut the cucumbers in 1-inch pieces.  Using a melon baller, scoop the inside of each cucumber to make a cup, being careful to not scoop through the bottom.  

In a medium bowl, mix together the sour cream, cream cheese and Dijon mustard.  Stir in the crab meat, until just combined.  Season with salt and pepper.

Spoon the crab mixture into each cucumber cup.  Sprinkle paprika over all. 

Chill until ready to serve. 

Enjoy!


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