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Dip, Warm Jalapeno-Crab

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Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1 container (8 ounce)fresh lump crab meat, picked over, cartilage discarded
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded sharp white cheddar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 jalapeno chiles, seeds removed, finely chopped

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Preparation

Step 1

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.

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