Hot Crab Dip

I’ve been on a crab binge the last couple of weeks.  They jump out at me every week at the Dupont Farmers Market when I turn the corner to enter the section in the bank parking lot and the lovely folks at Phillips Foods sent over a bunch of coupons a few weeks ago so I could play around with some of their crabmeat. Here’s one of my favorites takes on a dip using their meat.

Hot Crab Dip

3 tbsp butter
2 shallots, minced
1/4 tsp cayenne
3/4 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
3/4 cup half and half
8 oz. cream cheese
6 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
10 oz. crab meat (I like lump and backfin)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  In a saucepan, melt the butter and cook the shallots until translucent.  Add 1 tbsp of water and all of the dry seasonings.  Cook until combined.  Add half and half and stir until incorporated.  Add cream cheese and all but enough to sprinkle on top of your baking dish of the cheddar cheese.  Stir until combined.

Remove from heat and add lemon juice, worcestershire sauce and crab meat.  Stir just to combine.  Pour into baking dish and top with the remaining cheddar cheese.  Bake for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly and brown on top.  Enjoy!

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