Hello again! Lil Smokie here for another GREAT instructable. Today I will teach you how to make a Crab-Less Crab Dip. The secret "Crab" ingredient is...(insert drum roll here)...MACADAMIA NUTS!! WHAT...thats NUTS!! Honestly this dip first started out as a Macadamia Nut Pesto, however it has evolved into a "Crab" Dip.
It is simple to make and can be enjoyed by mostly all diets!
Step 1: What You Will Need!!
Ingredients: (I am the type of person who NEVER measures my ingredients. So if you think you like more or less of something feel free to alter the recipe)
1 cup of raw Macadamia Nuts: Soak the Nuts for at least 4 hours or overnight.
1/3 Cup Fresh Basil
1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning (if you have never had it...you don't know what your missing) WHATS OLD BAY?
1 Heaping Teaspoon Minced Garlic 1 regular Teaspoon Garlic Powder or if you would like 2 cloves fresh garlic (No matter what you need that Garlic)
1 med size Tomato (Blanched)
Juice of 1 Lemon
Grape-seed or Olive Oil (To obtain desired creaminess)
Finally SALT, most all things need it so might as well, again this is one of those ones I don't measure so you can be the judge. Start off with a little and add more after taste testing, The Old Bay has ALOT of flavor so I find less salt is better for the way I like it.
Also you will need a food processor or a Blender MIGHT work but I have never attempted it.
Step 2: Soak and Rinse Macadamia Nuts
Step 3: Blanch and Peel Tomato
You can either place your little guy into a boiling pot of water for 2 mins or so.
Or in the oven on broil for Five Minutes. This options might change the taste outcome (I have never tried it)
Whichever way you choose to do it, keep an eye on the baby. Once the skin has cracked THATS ENOUGH
After you remove the Tom from the heat let it cool and peel away!
Then chop it up!!
Step 4: Put Yo' Stuff the Food Processor
I think this is self explanatory.
Just put EVERYTHING in the food Processor
Start with a Tablespoon of the Oil to start
Step 5: Aww...Push It...Push It Real Good
Gotta LOVE technolgy. We wouldn't be able to make this dish so easy if it wasn't for Robots!
As that machine works keep an eye on the consistency. If you need to add more Oil go ahead and giver some more!
Step 6: TA-DA...
After the dip is out of the food processor and into a container (bowl or plastic one for the fridge) I sprinkle a layer of the Old Bay on the top of the Dip. There you have it folks!
Typically I would make this dip the day before I am planning on serving it. Just love when all the ingredients have a party and socialize in the dark refrigerator all night. BUT for the pictures sake and usually my forgetfulness that doesn't always happen and its JUST fine.