Monday, January 30, 2012

Tasty hot crab dip appetizer

Looking for an easy hot crab dip, a canape spread your guests will remember long after your Super Bowl party? It's an old favorite party dip or cracker spread recipe right from the sea and very tasty! Adults and children alike love this appetizer. Easy to make, quick and simple to serve on melba toast rounds or freshly toasted baguette pieces  - cream cheese and crab canape spread appetizer.

1 8oz pkg cream cheese
1 6oz fresh or frozen pkg crabmeat, thawed, strained, (reserve 2 Tbsp liquid)
2 Tbsp minced scallion (white part only)
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp of Tabsco or hot pepper sauce
1/4-1/3 Cup sliced unbleached almonds
Bread rounds or melba toast  rounds from the pkg


1. In a small bowl of a mixer, or use a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until
creamy along with the reserved crab liquid, onion, lemon juice, salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Stir the crabmeat lumps into the bowl. Turn all the crabmeat mixture into a
greased or buttered shallow 3 cup baking dish. Sprinkle with the almonds.
3. Bake the crabmeat spread uncovered for 20-30 minutes or until it bubbles.
Serve this tasty dip hot with bread rounds or melba toast rounds right out of the
package. This crabmeat dip recipe makes 30-40 appetizers.
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