Warm Jalapeno-Crab Dip

For a heartier cheese dip, try adding fresh crab meat. Serve the dip as an appetizer with thick crusty bread or whole grain tortilla chips.



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Yield: 2-1/4 cups
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
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Ingredients
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    6   tablespoons 
    unsalted butter
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    garlic clove, minced
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    1/4  cup 
    all-purpose flour
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    1 1/4  cups 
    milk
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    1  8  ounce container 
    fresh lump crab meat, picked over, cartilage discarded
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    1 1/4  cups 
    shredded sharp white cheddar
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    1   teaspoon 
    fresh lemon juice
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    4   
    scallions, thinly sliced
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    jalapeno chiles, seeds removed, finely chopped

Directions
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Heat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat and add garlic. Cook, stirring, until just fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in flour and slowly whisk in milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in crab, 3/4 cup cheese and the juice. Reserve 2 tablespoons scallion and 1 tablespoon jalapeno; stir remaining scallion and jalapeno into crab mixture. Transfer to a 1-quart baking dish and top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake until heated through, about 20 minutes. Broil 6 inches from heat until golden and bubbly, 6 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with reserved scallion and jalapeno. Serve warm. Makes 2-1/4 cups.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 95, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 31, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 3, pro. (g) 5, sodium (mg) 99, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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