Crab Dip

crab dipMy Mom made crab dip when we were out in Arizona. A LOT of crab dip. She had to make a lot because everyone in the family sucks it down like it was the last food on earth. And I don’t blame them one bit, because it is really delicious. She has a little secret too, my Mom. Her crab dip isn’t even made with crab – it is made with the imitation stuff! Now, don’t be hatin on the imitation crab, cause in this dip, it tastes fantastic. You know me – there is not a lot of imitation or premade stuff, or mixes around here [or at my Mom’s]. “Aunt Sandy” could not put a meal together in my kitchen to save her life. So, if I say this is good – you know I would not steer you wrong. Add to that, the price – which is low, and the fat and calories – also both very low. The final argument? It is killer easy to make. You are going to want this for cocktail hour tonight, so you better get going on it!

6 ounces imitation crab, thawed and coarsely chopped
1 cup sour cream
1 canned green chilli, cut in a medium dice
1 garlic clove, mashed to a paste
2 tablespoons horseradish
3/4 teaspoon salt
8-10 grinds fresh pepper
2 tablespoon flat leaf parsely, chopped [or to taste]crab dip ingredientsStir it all togetherUntil it is well combined. [that little wooden spoon once belonged to my Grandmother – she gave it to me when Larry and I first got married]Chill for at least a couple hours to blend flavors and serve with the scoopers of your choice – chips, crackers, even veggies, if you want to go totally overboard with that whole healthy thing.crab dipPerfect for the next time you are sitting on the porch, watching the day wind down.

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7 Responses to Crab Dip

  1. Nabeela says:

    Have you ever tried making it with real crabmeat though and does it still taste good? I wouldn’t mind using imitation crab meat, except for the fact that imitation crab meat often has fish in it. I am allergic to fish, but not shellfish…weird, I know.
    This sounds like too good of a recipe to pass up, that’s why I’m asking :)

  2. megan says:

    Can you believe I’ve never tried any sort of crab dip? I think I’m missing out. That being said, I have nothing against imitation crab meat, and this is saved in my favorites for our next dinner party!

  3. Donalyn says:

    Nabeela – I would definitely give it a try with real crabmeat, which I think would be really good in it. I know another person who is allergic to fish but not shellfish, so I don’t think it is all that strange. If you do the substitution, I hope you’ll some back to tell us how it turned out.

    megan – hope you love it :)

  4. Delicious and got you stumbled~ love it :)

  5. CM says:

    You’ve done it again! … made something I love and will have to make again and again and again! (… and of course I will feel compelled to send you pictures of it!)

  6. Roberta says:

    Ah – that looks really good, and I love the taste of the imitation stuff in something like this. thanks!

  7. Donalyn says:

    Claudia – thank you!

    You can thank your aunt for this one CM – it is her recipe, though I did tweak it a touch.

    Thanks Roberta and you are welcome :)

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