This is good cut up in small cubes and served with toothpicks as an appetizer. Good, easy, I did not add the parsley and did not find it to be bland. I have also added a 4 ounce can of green chiles, well drained and at times have eliminated the onion.
I've got to disagree with Bergy on this one, I thought this was a great pupu (appetizer)! I used dried bread crumbs instead of the crushed crackers, but otherwise followed the directions as written. I will think of Martha when I make this now.
Oz Martha like you I just loved the sound of this recipe but I was disappointed with it. It looks great, cuts nicely into squares but is very bland in flavor. I served the squares warm with hot chili sauce on the side (no I don't think that all dishes need to be hot to be good). I don't know what to do to perk up the taste I will be interedted to hear what you think of it when you try it.. I have put a few in the freezer to test if they freeze well
Sorry about the confusion about when to add the parsley...I agree with Bergy and you could probably use some for garnish too...Be creative!