Jen’s Surprise-less Dip

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I never knew I really liked this kind of dip, because usually it’s made with imitation crab meat or pollock or something else that’s fishy that I don’t like. So that’s the “surprise” part. And usually I like surprises…but not in this case. My best friend’s recipe is super tasty and definitely fishless. A tip to making this is to make in a dish or pan with sides. It makes scooping easier. Also, grab scoop-style chips…for the same reason.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 brick of light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup light mayo
  • 1/2 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1 x 250mL jar of seafood sauce
  • Light shredded cheese
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • chopped bell peppers
  • A pan, dish with sides – trust me, makes scooping easier
  • Tostitos Scoops

How To Put It Together

Combine cream cheese, mayo and sour cream until completely blended. There shouldn’t be any clumps or lumps of cream cheese left. Spread it evenly along the bottom of pan. Then add a healthy¬†layer of seafood sauce. You might not use the whole thing and that’s okay! Next, sprinkle the shredded cheese on top to your liking. If you like it cheesy, go nuts, if you just want a taste, that’s fine too. Add a good sprinkle of chopped bell pepper and onion. Now scoop and try not to finish the whole pan to yourself.

Orange Stir Fry Sauce

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Navel oranges were on sale at the grocery store, so I picked up a few. I got home and realized I had a giant bag in the fridge! Oops! I had already taken chicken breasts out for dinner, so I decided to look up a recipe for a chicken stirfry with an orange sauce. I didn’t see anything that I liked, so I took matters into my own hands, and created my own.

What You’ll Need

  • zest of 1 orange
  • juice of 2 large oranges
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch

How To Put It Together

Whisk all the ingredients together and set aside. Get your stirfry going. Use whatever kind of meat/veg combo you want! There’s no restrictions. When your stirfry is almost done, whisk the ingredients again, one more time, and pour over stirfry. Stir to coat and turn heat on low. I found it made enough to just coat my giant pan of stifry. I also found it wasn’t exceptionally thick, though it was very flavorful with the orange/garlic combo. Tweak as you see fit! Let me know how it worked out for you & any changes you’ve made!

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