Ian Anderson 5 p.m., Feb. 12
Spicy Santa Dip
Submitted by Mango
This dip is especially good for parties because of it's fiery color. It's a little bit spicy, but not really hot (unless you add more cayenne than this recipe calls for) What's really fun about it, though, is the fact that you can change the name of the dish and serve it at other holiday parties too! I've called it "Devil Dip" for Halloween, "Rockets Red Glare" dip for the 4th of July and "Volcano Dip" for a luau. It tastes yummy and looks exotic. You can make it even more dramatic if you serve it in a black dish. I usually serve it with pita chips or blue corn tortilla chips.
- 8 ozs Package Feta Cheese
- 12 ozs Jar Trader Joe's Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant with Garlic Dip (or Adjvar)
- 1 Quarter tsp Cayenne Pepper
Take the feta cheese out of its package and place into a medium sized bowl. I usually make the dip in a different bowl than the one that I will serve it in. This allows you to stir it well and make a little bit of a mess, then transfer it to your serving dish and mold it up a little bit or swirl it around to make it look pretty or dramatic. Pour the Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant with Garlic spread (otherwise known as adjvar in Middle Eastern stores, or on the international section of most large grocery stores) over the cheese. Add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper and mix thoroughly, mashing down most of the feta lumps. Transfer to serving bowl/dish and serve.
Added Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009