Your fortnightly recipe to
tantalise your taste buds
450g (1lb) Crab Meat - 4 tablespoons Lime or Lemon juice
2 teaspoons Finely Chopped Onion - 1 teaspoon ground Black Pepper - half teaspoon Tabasco
or Worcestershire Sauce - quarter teaspoon Salt - 25g Butter - 2 teaspoons Onions finely
chopped - 2 teaspoons Red Pepper finely chopped - 110g (4oz) tomato peeled and finely
1 clove Garlic crushed - 1 tablespoon Parsley finely chopped - quarter teaspoon of Dry
Mustard and Ground Nutmeg - 2 tablespoons Dry Sherry - 4 Crab Shells - 1 tablespoon Grated
Hard Cheese - Melted Butter - 2 tablespoons Bread Crumbs.
Marinate the crabmeat in a bowl in lime or lemon juice with ? onions, ground pepper,
Tabasco/Worcester and salt to taste. Leave in refrigerator for 2-3 hours. When ready
preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Shortly before serving heat butter in a pan, add
other ? onion and the red pepper, tomato, garlic and parsley and cook gently until soft.
Add mustard and nutmeg, stir well. Add sherry and ? breadcrumbs. Stir gently over low heat
for a minute or two. Add crabmeat with its marinade and cook until mixture is hot. Fill
mixture into shells or Ramekins, sprinkle lightly with remaining breadcrumbs mixed with
cheese, pour over melted butter and bake for 8-10 minutes or until top is brown.
PROBLEM OF JAM JARS
|In issue No 6 of @ Sheringham there was a small notice
from the Press Officer of Sheringham Evening W.l. regarding Jam Jars. I would further like
to clarify her comments and explain the unique status of W.l. Markets. There seems to have
been a bit of controversy regarding the W.l. and the W.I. Market and JAM JARS. These two
institutions are quite distinctive individual bodies but with an association dating back
to 1919. The first W.I. Market stall was established in Lewes, West Sussex in that year.
It was a co-operative set up to enable W.I. members, unemployed people, pensioners and
ex-servicemen to sell surplus garden produce. This continued until 1932 when the National
Federation of Womens Institutes was asked by the then Ministry of Agriculture to assist in
feeding the Nation by increasing the amount of home-produced food. The result was the
formation of the National Markets Department; the aim to increse the number of W.I.
Markets. There are now more than 500 markets trading! The W.I. constitution does not
permit regular trading with the public so markets could not be financed from W.I. Funds. A
grant was made by the Carnegie U.K. Trust to finance and develop markets. One of the
conditions being that membership must be open to both W.I. members and non-members. This
is still the policy today. Anyone, male or female, over 16 years of age can apply to
become a shareholder. THE COST OF A SHARE IS 5p. Due to legislation the Markets, because
of their profit making potential had to become separate from the W.I. Federation. We do,
however, still pay quotas to W.I. County Federation and the N.F.W.I. Markets Department. A
W.I. representative attends the Norfolk Markets County quarterly meetings and there is
still close liaison at National level. Several shareholders at Sheringham W.I. Market are
active W.I. members, some are officers in their respective Institutes. That they do not
attend the Sheringham Evening meetings is really a matter of logistics. Although the W.I.
is renowned for jam making, it is the W.I. Market in Sheringham, which is always in need
of jam jars. They can be deposited at the Market any Thursday morning between, 10.00 am
and 11.30 am at St John Hall, Wyndham St. or if it is more convenient to have them
collected just ring 822672 to make arrangements. Hope this clarifies what I know has
baffled some people for some time and that our friends in the W.I. Institute will not be
overwhelmed by a jam jar mountain in future.