Conventional vacation recipes are a humorous fare: They’re dishes served solely yearly at a festive event. Sure, it appears virtually sacrilegious to serve these particular meals at non-holiday occasions of the 12 months. So if I truly had the nerve to organize my nice grandmother’s Crabmeat Casserole for an prevalence that weren’t Christmas Eve, I wouldn’t dare inform Mother or my sisters; and I might be slightly anxious that Grandma could be admonishing me from heaven. That’s the reason, since I’m sharing it right here with you all, I needed to make just a few trendy updates for my model of Wasabi Crab Casserole!
My grandmother, in addition to Mother baked particular person casserole servings in big scallop shells. So once I was slightly woman, despite the fact that I didn’t notably look after this dish, I all the time requested for some so I may eat off of the tremendous particular actual seashell. (As a woman from land-locked Montana cattle ranch, this was as shut as I ever obtained to consuming something from the ocean inside any form of shell!)
As I discussed Crabmeat Casserole was all the time served Christmas Eve alongside candy white zinfandel with a number of cheese, crackers, sausage and crudité: Carrot sticks, celery sticks, pickled beets and dill pickles. These have been served on the enjoyable card occasion tin snack plates seen beneath. I’ve a tall stack of Grandma’s snack plates now and love to make use of them as a substitute of paper plates at any form of occasion. They’re so festive! As is this easy crab casserole; serve it on a buffet desk with different appetizers – or as a first course to a particular meal.