Seafood Crackers is a simple appetizer that I love.
choice of crackers, I prefer plain old saltines.
1 large onion quartered
1 qt. water
1 tbs. liquid crab boil
2 tsp. creole seasoning
1 lb crawfish, shrimp or crab meat (cooked)
Thinly sliced smoked sausage
Sliced jalapenos (optional)
Seafood Dipping Sauce
Boil onion in water and creole seasoning until tender. Turn off fire
and add liquid crab boil, let sit for about five minutes. Remove the
let cool to handling temperature. Gently separate onion slices and cut
them to a size that will fit the crackers. Lay onions on paper towels
to dry them a little round side down. Place a baking pan on top of
them and let them cool several minutes. Now you can add the shrimp or
crawfish to the pot unless they are from a seafood boil since
they would be seasoned already. In that case just gently warm them. Do
the same thing with the sausage. (season
the crab meat like this. ) Let the seafood sit in the pot a few
minutes and taste.
crackers on a serving tray. Put a slice of onion on each cracker round side
down. Put a pinch of creole seasoning on each onion. Spoon a little
Seafood dipping sauce on each onion [the onion will help insulate the sauce
from the cracker so the cracker won't get soggy too fast]. Place a
slice of sausage. Place a few shrimp, crawfish or some crab meat on
each. Place a slice of jalapeno on each (optional).
Do different combinations leaving out the sausage, seafood and/or