Spicy Crab Dip Recipe
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons white wine or white grape juice
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, optional
- 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, cubed
- 1 pound imitation crabmeat, chopped
- Assorted crackers or fresh vegetables
- 1. In a food processor, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a large microwave-safe bowl. Stir in crab; mix well.
- 2. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm with crackers or vegetables. Yield: 4 cups.
2 tablespoons dip (calculated without crackers or vegetables) equals 82 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 133 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.
Reviews for Spicy Crab Dip
"This was delicious as our New Year's appetizer served with a variety of crackers."
"You don't have to heat it in the microwave...it can also be served cold!"
"This was a huge hit at my party. I added pickled jalapenos for extra flavor and spice. Definitely best served warm."
"I brought this to a party, and it was the hit of the party, everyone wants the recipe."
"Great taste and simple to make, what could be better"
"I like mine with a little chopped up celery to give it crunch and color. I remember when imitation crab first came out many years ago, it was spelled with a K to differentiate it from real crabmeat in recipes. The original marketers might have spelled it that way, also."
"Imitation Crab meat adds color to this recipe. You could use 2 cans crab meat, drained and some Imitation crab meat for eye appeal."
"I love this dip on crackers. Very tasty.I have never, ever heard of spelling imitation crap meat with a K. Where did this come from? Imitation crab, lobster, etc. are excellent foods: fat-free, very high protein, and reasonably priced. Makes a wonderful seafood salad, or when added to a tossed salad. It is, after all, real seafood."
"P.S.~The imitation crab meat was quite tasty. The recipe was just lacking. :)"
"Wasn't bad, I just wouldn't call it "Spicy" and I am a wimp. Added seasoned salt and "Tony's" spicy cajun seasoning...still a little bland. Maybe it will be better cold. Will see tomorrow."
"Canned crab meat varies from 4 to 6 oz., so one pound equivalent would be 3 to 4 cans, I would think."
"What about using canned crabmeat? How many would you use?"
"We made this recipe for the NASCAR race yesterday.Loved it. The imitation Crab we used started w/ a "C" I really like the one that didn't even try the recipe, was more concerned about the" K" in Crab."
"I personally get frustrated when people have to give their opinions on recipes' ingredients ,,, if you don't care for the ingredients used please keep it to yourself. The imitation crab is made from fish and I find it very good in recipes even though I love the real and fresh crab also."
"If you have not tried it don't knock it. I think it is great. Great flavor."
"Have not made this. I just wanted to point out that if the recipe calls for imitation (k) crab, it should be spelled with a "K". I personally don't like the fake stuff."
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.