I am from Gambo, NL, located on the east coast of Canada, in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. My hometown of Gambo was once divided into three smaller communities, known as Middle Brook, Dark Cove & Gambo. I grew up in Dark Cove, and absolutely love to cook and bake, so I thought what better name could there be for my first blog than 'My Dark Cove Pantry'. Even though I now live in Flatrock, and now have a new pantry, it will always be 'My Dark Cove Pantry'.
We had a nice chilly day here on Monday and I spied one little can of crabmeat in the pantry, so I thought I'd make some crab tarts. These are one of my favourites for Christmas time. They freeze well so I usually make a couple dozen and keep them in the freezer. It makes things so much simpler during the busy festive season----just take them out of the freezer and pop them in the oven for 10-15 minutes and serve. I always make a batch of these when we get fresh crab in the summer, but now I'm back to using store-bought, but they are still simply delicious.
Here's my recipe.....
cup softened cream cheese
1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
cans crabmeat--drained (1 cup of fresh crabmeat)
tbsp green onion (finely diced)
tbsp finely diced red or green pepper
tsp worchestershire sauce
of salt & pepper
all ingredients and spoon into unbaked pastry cups (3/4 full)
at 350* for 20 minutes
2 dozen appetizers
I made up a half batch of this recipe with the one can of crabmeat.
here's how mine turned out---have a look..................................