Lake, Lodge, and Nature Themed Food & Drink Recipes
Kick your theme party entertaining up a notch with mountain lodge and lake cabin themed savory and sweet hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, and drinks. Make it memorable and delight your guests when you add some fun with any of these cheerful additions to your party food spread.
Cucumber Fish Scales Dip
Scale up your appetizer presentation with a crab or shrimp dip that looks like a fish.
Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Refrigerate up to 3 days
Option 1: Crab Dip Ingredients
1 pound flaked crab meat, drained
2 packages cream cheese (8 ounces each), softened
¼ cup chopped green onion (white part only)
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons cayenne
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
Salt, to taste
Option 2: Shrimp Dip Ingredients
1-1/2 pounds boiled shrimp, chopped
16 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup chopped green onion
2 Tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoon dried dill
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoon curry powder
For the Fish
1 green bell pepper
1/2 red bell pepper
1 black olive
1 large cucumber
Combine all ingredients for Crab OR Shrimp dip and chill until firm.
Using your hands, mold the mixture into a simple fish shape.
Use green bell pepper to make fins and a tail.
Cut crescent shaped slivers of red bell pepper for the gill and mouth.