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Party Crab Dip Recipe

Party Crab Dip Recipe

Nothing shaves time from party preparations like a no-fuss appetizer. Kimberly McGuire's rich and flavorful seafood spread is the perfect example. The Dunlap, Illinois reader suggests serving it with crackers or toasted bread rounds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Seafood seasoning or paprika, optional
  • Crackers and/or raw vegetables

Directions

  • 1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the cornstarch and the wine or broth until smooth. Add cream cheese. Cover and microwave on high for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave 45-75 seconds longer or until smooth and slightly thickened.
  • 2. Stir in the crab, cream, parsley and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and microwave on high for 45 seconds; stir. Add cheddar cheese; heat 45-60 seconds longer. Stir until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with seafood seasoning if desired. Serve with crackers and vegetables. Yield: about 3 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons dip (calculated without crackers or vegetables) equals 71 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.