THE BEST CRAB DIP RECIPE

The Best Crab Dip appetizer recipe is filled with crab meat, shrimp, seasoned cream cheese, cocktail sauce, green onions and cheese!

THE BEST CRAB DIP RECIPE

This recipe for crab dip is absolutely delicious. I amped up the flavor by adding some tiny shrimp to this popular appetizer! This dip can be made in advance and is guaranteed to be the star of the party!

TIPS FOR MAKING THIS SEAFOOD DIP:

  • For the lump crab meat, you can purchase it canned (next to the tuna in the grocery store), or for a fresher version, the crab meat in the fresh fish section is really good.
  • Tiny shrimp (sometimes called salad shrimp) are shrimp that you can purchase canned or frozen (cooked or uncooked). If you choose uncooked frozen shrimp, the recipe will take a little longer. You will need to cook the shrimp, then let cool before adding to the dip.
  • If you’ve never purchased cocktail sauce before, you can usually find it in the same grocery aisle as ketchup and barbecue sauce. The cocktail sauce is a must and adds just the right tangy goodness to the crab and shrimp.
  • To store: cover well with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days (or store in an airtight container).
  • An alternative way to serve this crab dip would be to cut a baguette into thick slices, spread with dip and place a 375° oven for 5 minutes until the edges of the bread are toasted and the dip is melty and bubbly. Serve warm.

The Best Crab Dip recipe from The Country Cook, dip shown on a round white platter, topped with sliced green onions with crackers arranged in a circle around the dip

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
cream cheese
sour cream
mayonnaise
unsalted butter
Worcestershire sauce
fresh lemon juice
lemon zest
minced garlic
cocktail sauce
lump crab meat
tiny shrimp
shredded Mozzarella cheese
green onions
green pepper
crackers (Triscuits, Wheat Thins, Club), for servingcream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, unsalted butter, Worcestershire sauce, a fresh lemon, minced garlic, cocktail sauce, lump crab meat, tiny shrimp, shredded Mozzarella cheese, sliced green onions, diced green pepper

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CRAB DIP:

In a mixing bowl, add cream cheese, sour cream mayonnaise and butter and mix well.  Add the worcestershire sauce lemon juice half the zest and garlic and combine.white bowl with mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon zest and Worcestershire sauce mixed with a spoonSpread cream cheese mixture evenly into a large serving platter or a wide bowl.cream cheese mixture spread onto a large white serving platterSpread cocktail sauce over cream cheese.cocktail sauce spread on top of cream cheese mixture on a platterThen evenly sprinkle with a layer of crab meat. crab meat sprinkled evenly on top of cocktail sauce platterThen evenly sprinkle on the tiny shrimp on top of the crab meat.tiny shrimp spread evenly onto crab meat inside a large white platterNext, evenly sprinkle the Mozzarella, green onions and green pepper on top of the shrimp layer.  Sprinkle the remaining zest on top.shredded mozzarella, green peppers and green onions on top of seafood layers of the dipRefrigerate until serving. Serve with your choice of crackers or toast.closeup photo of seafood dip topped with sliced green onions and crackers surrounding the platter in a circle

Enjoy!

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The Best Crab Dip recipe

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THE BEST SHRIMP DIP

The Best Crab Dip appetizer recipe is filled with crab meat, shrimp, seasoned cream cheese, cocktail sauce, green onions and cheese!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Crab Dip, Seafood Dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 25
Calories 153kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 oz (1 ½ blocks) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest, divided use
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup cocktail sauce
  • 12 oz lump crab meat
  • 12 oz cooked tiny shrimp
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 3 sliced green onions
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • Crackers (Triscuits, Wheat Thins, Club) for serving

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, add softened cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, butter and mix well.  
  • Add the worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, half the lemon zest and garlic and mix again until combined.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture evenly into a large serving platter or a wide bowl.
  • Spread cocktail sauce over cream cheese.
  • Then evenly sprinkle with a layer of crab meat. Then evenly sprinkle on the tiny shrimp on top of the crab meat.
  • Next, evenly sprinkle the mozzarella cheese, green onions and green pepper on top of the shrimp layer. Sprinkle the remaining lemon zest on top.
  • Refrigerate until serving. Serve with your choice of crackers or toast.

Notes

  • For the lump crab meat, you can purchase it canned (next to the tuna in the grocery store), or for a fresher version, the crab meat in the fresh fish section is really good.
  • Tiny shrimp (sometimes called salad shrimp) are shrimp that you can purchase canned or frozen (cooked or uncooked). If you choose uncooked frozen shrimp, the recipe will take a little longer. You will need to cook the shrimp, then let cool before adding to the dip.
  • If you’ve never purchased cocktail sauce before, you can usually find it in the same grocery aisle as ketchup and barbecue sauce. The cocktail sauce is a must and adds just the right tangy goodness to the crab and shrimp.
  • To store: cover well with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days (or store in an airtight container).
  • An alternative way to serve this crab dip would be to cut a baguette into thick slices, spread with dip and place a 375° oven for 5 minutes until the edges of the bread are toasted and the dip is melty and bubbly. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 497mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 424IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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