Crab Dip

Standard crab dip gets perked up with fresh dill, lemon juice, and hot sauce. Try it on crackers or in phyllo cups.


Crab Dip

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Servings: 10
Serving size: 2  tablespoons
Yield: 1-1/3 cups
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
  • 1   cup 
    cooked crabmeat or one 6-ounce can crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed
  • 1/2  cup 
    mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/2  cup 
    dairy sour cream
  • 2   tablespoons 
    finely chopped red onion or green onion
  • 1   tablespoon 
    snipped fresh dillweed or 1 teaspoon dried dillweed
  • 1   teaspoon 
    finely shredded lemon peel or lime peel
  • 1   teaspoon 
    lemon juice or lime juice
  •  
    Several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
  •  
    Dash cayenne pepper (optional)
  •  
    Salt and black pepper
  •  
    Finely chopped red or green onion (optional)
  •  
    Assorted crackers and/or vegetable dippers
Directions
1.
In a small bowl stir together crab, mayonnaise, sour cream, the 2 tablespoons onion, the 1 tablespoon dill, the 1 teaspoon lemon peel, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, and, if desired, cayenne pepper. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
2.
Transfer dip to a serving dish. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours. If desired, garnish wtih finely chopped red or green onion. Serve with crackers or vegetable dippers. Makes about 1-1/3 cups (10 servings).
Variation
  • Crab Tartlets: Prepare dip as above through step 1. Spoon dip into 30 miniature phyllo dough shells (two, 2.1-ounce packages). For a hot appetizer, place the 30 miniature phyllo dough shells on a large baking sheet. Spoon dip into phyllo shells. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until heated through. If desired, garnish with finely shredded lemon peel and fresh dill sprigs.
    Per tartlet: 62 cal., 5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 8 mg chol., 52 mg sodium, 3 g carbo., 0 g dietary fiber, 2 g protein. Daily Values: 1% vit. C, 1% calcium, 1% iron. Exchanges: 1 Fat
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 116, Fat, total (g) 11, chol. (mg) 26, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 1, Monosaturated fat (g) 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (IU) 3110, vit. C (mg) 1, Folate (g) 32, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 127, Potassium (mg) 64, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 0, Lean Meat () 1, Fat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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