Crab and Cream Cheese Dip

Total Time:
5 min
Prep:
5 min

Yield:
3 cups

Ingredients
  • 1 pound crabmeat, any kind, picked free of shell
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, in large dice
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Creole mustard or other coarse mustard
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Directions

Place 1/2 the crabmeat in the bowl of a food processor. Add 1/3 of the cream cheese, hot sauce, Worcestershire, horseradish, mustard, 2/3 of the green onions, salt, and pepper. Puree, running the processor for about 15 seconds. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula, add 1/2 the remaining cream cheese, and puree until well blended, about 15 seconds. Stop and scrape the bowl again, add the remaining cream cheese, and process until well incorporated. Adjust seasoning. Fold in the remaining onions and crabmeat and serve as a dip. Or, to make canapes, reserve the remaining crabmeat, place the puree in a pastry bag, and pipe it onto crackers or toast points. Season the reserved crabmeat, and garnish the canapes with the crabmeat and the remaining green onions.


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    I made it exactly as the recipe said and it was excellent.
    This recipe is super simple to make and very tasty. I used half crab meat and half cooked shrimp. Everyone loved it. Make sure to serve with gourmet crackers. Cheap crackers can ruin even the best dip!
    It turned out well. I cut back on the Green Onions and Worchestershire sauce a little, went with 1 1/2 tsp of horseradish instead of 1 tsp to give it a little more zip, and added some Old Bay Seasoning (maybe 1/2 tsp) and the juice of half a lemon and it tasted perfect. In my opinion you can't have crab without Old Bay and lemon juice. I will be making this again
    tasted and seasoned all along the way and just could not get this to tatse right. Will be looking for a different recipe next time.
    Be very careful with the Worcestershire sauce. Recomend adding in increments until you think its right.
    I was looking for a recipe for a crab dip but all I found were recipes with a lot of ingredients that I did not have. Anyway, this is an easy recipe with simple ingredients and I only had to buy creole mustard and horseradish. The crab dip was really good especially after it set in the refrigerator for a while.
    Use lump crab meat or immitation crab; don't use canned crab meat- it's not the right consistancy for this recipe. Also, use just 2 green onions, or the whole dish will taste like onion dip. I used a sweet hot mustard, and liked the taste with the crab meat.
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