Only Easy: Misty’s Kamaboko Dip

IMG_8804.JPGBy Misty I.

Fall is here! It’s officially football season and in Hilo it’s also Kumiai softball season! Time to think about all of the yummy potluck dishes for your upcoming get-togethers.

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I am an incurable list-maker, and have filled an entire composition book of food-related lists. Weird. Do you make lists too? Is kamaboko dip on any of your potluck lists? It should be, it’s easy and good! Perhaps clam dip is more your speed. I’ve linked my 5-minute clam dip recipe here just in case. It really doesn’t matter what you end up making for your get-togethers, because it’ll be from your heart.

This recipe is probably no different from the kamaboko dip your mom used to make. There are many recipes out there, some with sour cream, others with cream cheese. I don’t always have those items in my fridge, but I always have mayonnaise. Making this version keeps things “only easy.” What I hope you get out of this post more than the recipe is the way to present the dip. Although the recipe is mine, I wish I could take credit for the ingenious idea of mounting the dip back onto its wooden block but I saw it online. Soooo not necessary, but sooo cute!

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Misty’s Kamaboko Dip

Ingredients:

1 block Amano kamaboko, minced
¾ C. mayonnaise (Best Foods)
½ tsp. Garlic salt
1 Tbsp. minced red onion
1 stalk green onion, thinly sliced
1 box Ritz Crackers, original

Method:

  1. Scrape the kamaboko off of the wooden block until it’s clean. Do not discard the block, you will need it.
  2. Mince the entire block as finely as you can.
  3. Add the mayonnaise, garlic salt and red onion, and green onion to the minced kamaboko.
  4. Carefully mound the kamaboko mixture back onto the wooden block and wrap with plastic wrap. Carefully shape the kamaboko mixture into its original kamaboko block shape. Refrigerate for a few hours to set.
  5. Unwrap kamaboko dip block and serve with Ritz crackers.

IMG_8802.JPGScrape the kamaboko off of the wooden block until it’s clean. Do not discard the block, you will need it.

IMG_8803.JPGMince the entire block as finely as you can (haha…or until you get tired.) Add the mayonnaise, garlic salt, red onion and green onion to minced kamaboko.

IMG_8805.JPGNeatly mound the kamaboko mixture back onto the wooden block and wrap with plastic wrap. Carefully shape the kamaboko mixture into its original kamaboko domed shape. Refrigerate for a few hours to set. Unwrap kamaboko dip block and serve with Ritz crackers.

That’s it, only easy!

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