Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Football Food: Crab Dip

Gear up for the Super Bowl by making some delicious crab dip.  Rich Vellante, Executive Chef of Legal Sea Foods, shared this recipe.  “This crab dip is always a crowd-pleaser – it’s rich and warming – and very easy to prepare.”

Crab Dip
serves 4-6ppl

8oz    whipped cream cheese with chives
2T    heavy cream
3T    minced Bermuda or sweet onion (optional)
2t    bottled horseradish
½-1t    Old Bay Seasoning
3T    sharp Cheddar cheese
1lb    fresh, lump crabmeat, undrained, picked over for shells and cartilage

In a large mixing bowl, blend the cream cheese and cream until smooth.
Mix in the onion, horseradish, Old Bay, and Cheddar cheese.
Stir in the crabmeat and its juices.
Place in a medium ovenproof dish, such as a 9-inch pie plate, and bake until bubbly, 10-12 minutes.
Serve immediately with Japanese shrimp crackers (found at Asian markets).

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