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Tapas: Crab Dip


This Crab Dip tapas is great served with crackers or vegetable dippers. Enjoy!

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  • 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 sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons red onion or green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dillweed or 1 teaspoon dried dillweed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel or lime peel, finely shredded
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
  • Several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
  • Dash cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Assorted crackers and/or vegetable dippers


Servings 10
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 150mins


Step 1

In a small bowl stir together crab, mayonnaise, sour cream, 2 tablespoons onion, 1 tablespoon dill, 1 teaspoon lemon peel, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, and, if desired, cayenne pepper. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Transfer dip to a serving dish. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours. If desired, garnish with finely chopped red or green onion.

Serve with crackers or vegetable dippers.

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

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