Crab Dip

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

Crab Dip
Photo: Marty Baldwin
Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1-1/3 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked crabmeat or one 6-ounce can crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed

  • ½ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

  • ½ cup dairy sour cream

  • 2 tablespoon 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).

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 Facts (per serving)

116 Calories
11g Fat
1g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 116
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 127mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 64mg 1%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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