Crab Dip Recipe
THE BEST CRAB DIP RECIPE
This crab dip recipe can be varied to also contain lobster meat or even some shrimp as well. Also I like to add in some crab meat sticks that add some color and bulk as tinned and fresh crab can get expensive
1 cup of crab meat drained and dried
1 tub of cream cheese cut the cheese up into small sections
1 tablespoon white onion finely chopped although I also like a spring onion for this
2 tablespoons milk and I prefer using whole milk, not low fat
1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice either fresh or bottled
1/2 teaspoon salt I prefer sea salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon curry powder and I use mild korma as madras tends to be too strong
black pepper fresh ground to taste
Step One Place the milk, lemon or lime juice, chopped onion, salt, paprika and the curry powder into a blender.
Step Two Add in a few sections of cream cheese and then process on a low speed setting until its smooth.
Step Three Put the blender into high speed and gradually add in all the remaining cheese and blend.
Step Four If required use a plastic or rubber spatula to keep the ingredients from binding up.
Step Five When you have smooth a smooth mixture, add in the crab meat and continue until fully blended.
Step Six Place in a bowl and keep chilled
Step Seven I also like a quick drizzle of lime juice on the top and garnish with cilantro
Step Eight Serve with vegetable dippers (carrots, celery etc) or chips, or saltine style crackers
SOME MORE GREAT CRAB RECIPES
This my favourite recipe and its very very addictive. Besides looking great the coconut complements the crab perfectly. You can also vary it by adding or supplementing with shrimp or lobster. Also consider adding half a cup of ripe mango.
1 lb. lump crab meat pick the meat over for shell and cartilage
1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup green onion thinly sliced
1 1/2 jalapeño chillies minced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro minced
1/2 cup mayonnaise homemade is best but use your own favorite
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Salt and black pepper season to taste
Step One Shred the crab meat into course pieces.
Step Two Mix the coconut milk, green onion and jalapeño in a blender and blend until smooth.
Step Three Mix the mayonnaise, lime juice and cilantro until combined in a large bowl.
Step Four Pour the blended coconut milk mixture over this and ensure its well mixed.
Step Five Stir the flaked coconut into the mixture. Then gently fold in the crab meat. Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
Step Six Transfer to your serving dishes and refrigerate and cover.
Step Seven When serving garnish the top with fresh chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime and serve with tortilla chips
TRY THIS CRAB DIP RECIPE
1 can (7 1/2 oz) crab meat drain and pick it over and remove any cartilage, then chop it finely
8 ounces) cream cheese allow to soften at room temperature
1/4 cup mayonnaise and home made is best but use your own favourite, the less oily the better though
3 tablespoons milk and I use full fat milk
1/4 teaspoon salt preferable sea salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Tabasco sauce season to taste
1/8 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
Step One Combine the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, milk, salt, garlic powder and the Tabasco sauce.
Step Two Gently fold in the crab meat until evenly mixed
Step Three Chill the dip in the frig and serve with corn chips, crackers or perhaps raw vegetable dippers.
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Crab Dip Recipe