Crab dips are one of the most yummy and popular culinary creations ever invented but most crab dips use imitation crabs or other substitutes. Canned crabs are often used as well but the canned crab fails in comparison to the freshly cooked crabs that are available at your local seafood market. Listed below in one of my favorite crab inspired dips used with crackers and biscuits.
Crab Shack Dip recipe.
This recipe originated at Joe’s Crab Shack but unfortunately, unless you live nearby, you won’t get to taste this delicious crab dip. Generously, Joe’s Crab Shack put their recipes online for all to enjoy and enjoy it we do.
Joe’s Crab Shack Dip Recipe
So what you will need for your Dungeness crab dip?
6 ounces of canned crab meat, 2 ounces of cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of mayo, a quarter cup of mozzarella cheese, a quarter cup of sour cream, 4 table spoons of green peppers, 1 tablespoon of softened butter, 4 teaspoons of onions, a quarter teaspoon of seasoning salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of paprika.
Directions – Mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, butter and sour cream until they are smooth with a spoon. After the ingredients are smooth, put in the paprika and salt and continue whisking.
At this time, you should start chopping up the green peppers and onions into small dices. If you do not have any green peppers, add in jalapenos and you will have a mildly spicy dip. Sprinkle the onions and peppers on top of the mix. Now if you can get your hands on some fresh live Dungeness crabs sprinkle the crab meat on top and add cheese on to top of everything. Be sure to shred your mozzarella cheese. You can also add some cheddar cheese for the extra flavoring.
Last step is to bake at 300 degrees for about fifteen to twenty minutes or until the pot starts to bubble and the cheese starts to change into a darker color.
After you have removed the hot plate from the oven, squeeze a lemon wedge on top and enjoy.