Sunday, February 5, 2012

Crab Cup Appetizers

I made these little nummies for tomorrow, Super Bowl Sunday so we'll have something to snack on while watching the commercials.  The advertisement that I am most looking forward to is the Honda spot with Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller.  I never get tired of watching that seriously never gets old for me (I don't think Matthew does either). " Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." 


Crab Cup Appetizers


3 T. mayonnaise
1/4 cup softened cream cheese (or feta cheese)
1/4 cup red bell pepper (chopped)
1/4 cup carrot (shredded)
2 T. green onions (chopped)
1 1/2 - 2 cups cleaned lump crab (fresh or canned), diced
1 t. Creole (or Cajun) seasoning
1 t. garlic powder
2 T. grated parmesan cheese
1 t. Tabasco sauce
salt and pepper to taste
2-3 boxes of pre-made phyllo cups

In medium bowl, combine mayo, cream cheese, pepper, carrot, and onions.  Fold in crab meat.  Season with Creole seasoning, garlic powder, parmesan cheese, hot sauce, salt and pepper. (This can be made ahead of time, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate when ready to bake).  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Fill cups with crab mixture.  Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve warm.

Yield: 30 cups


  1. These look great! I have all the ingredients on hand and they'll be a perfect addition to the steak, potato, and salad we'll be having on Superbowl Sunday! Beautiful Blog Site Lisa!

    1. Thank you, Kim! Love your profile picture! <3

  2. Good job Lisa! I love recipe blogs! I added you to my blog roll from my blog and to my RSS feed. I will be keeping track.

  3. Proud to call this girl my daughter. She works so hard and is perfect in everything she does, so this blog will be spectacular!
    Have fun with her, everyone.

  4. Mmmmmm these sound so delicious! Gonna have to give these a try for my next party :)

  5. Everyone, thanks so much for encouraging comments on my attempt at food blogging. Peace to you all!

  6. Hey, I found your blog-it's great! Also, I tagged you on my blog today-check it out!

  7. Love, love, love the new blog!! You will LOVE it!

    Here's my response to your questions:

    1. What is your favorite movie of all time? All time? YIKES! How about Say Anything, in honor of upcoming V-day. :)

    2. What is your "go to" herb you use to cook with? Oregano.

    3. Is there a method to your madness when writing posts for your blog? Nope, I go with my gut, always.

    4. What is your first vivid memory as a child? Hmmm. Learning to drive in a Manza?

    5. Have you ever written or plan to write a book (cookbook)? I haven't written, but would absolutely LOVE to in my next phase of life.

    6. I don't really have a bucket list, do you? If so, what is at the top? YES! I have quite a long bucket list. The top has to be rock climbing a GIANT rock (think Tom Cruise, Mission Imposssible)...

    7. Do you have a most requested signature dish that you make? You'll die - it's my mom's Tuna Noodle Casserole. Coop's FAVORITE of all time.

    8. Where are you in birth order? (first born, middle child, baby of the fam, only child) Baby of the fam :)

    9. Do you have any old handwritten recipes handed down to you? If so, what recipe comes to mind? Yep, tons. My momma hand wrote homemade gravy, among many others. I also have a TON from my mother in law. My Grandma Nana's cranberry salad, too :).

    10. What is the biggest or most special event that you have hosted? I hosted Jer and Kate's engagement party at my house. Loved it.

    11. What was your inspiration to start a blog? I love to talk and write and a gfriend of mine has a blog. I loved her ideas and thought maybe this might be a good outlet for me. I'm totally addicted now!

  8. Love it all, Jen! Especially you learning how to drive a Manza!!! Thanks for doing this, I really enjoyed reading it. Big hug, sis!

  9. Hi Lisa, I crab cup appetizers looks delicious! I make turkey canapes using mini phyllo shells. Will try the crab filling next time.

    1. Hi Usha!!! Thanks for checking in on my blog. If you think of it sometime, send me your turkey canapes recipe. I always want to try new things and also me and a friend of mine are in the beginnings of ideas for a cookbook so if you have a favorite dish that you make, I would love to know what they are. :) See you on FB and the 365!