This is a place for me to track recipes we try. Sometimes we like the recipe, sometimes we do not, and sometimes only one or two members of our family like the recipe. I try to cook from scratch and we try to avoid processed foods. As such some of the recipes I post can sometimes be a little time consuming. I also try to buy and cook with locally grown organic products. I am willing to pay a little more to achieve this goal. If I can't find local organic I buy locally produced foods and then organic foods from elsewhere. I'm a big supporter of the "eat local" idea. I do belong to 2 different CSA's here in Utah, I buy from Crossroads Urban Center's food co-op, and I am a frequent shopper at local farmer's markets.
I'll be very honest here the sauce featured in this dish is either going to be one you like or you don't like. Pickapeppa Sauce has a very unique flavor that can be a turn off for some. However if you like Worcestershire sauce you should like this sauce. The ingredient list is pretty decent for a processed food item: tomatoes, onions, sugar, cane vinegar, mangoes, raisins, garlic, salt, peppers, thyme, and cloves. I have a southern friend who swears by this stuff and she's the one who told me about this appetizer. She tells me she uses it in salad dressings, gravies, cheese dishes, and with seafood. I've only tried it in gravy and in this appetizer. I've found this in most grocery stores here in Utah so obviously others use this but it was a new find for me. And now you can have a chance to try this for free. Leave a comment telling me of any other nifty things you buy in the grocery store and I'll enter you to win a bottle of this sauce. If your one who wants more entries mention it on your blog and/or facebook and come back here and leave me a comment telling me you did and you'll get an extra entry for every comment you made telling me where you shared it. The contest runs until midnight January 20th.
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, low fat, non fat, or regular at room temperature
half a bottle of Pickapeppa Sauce
Pour the Pickapeppa sauce over the cream cheese and serve. Provide pretzels, crackers, or chips to dip into the appetizer.