Monday, March 14, 2011

Crab Spread

This spread/dip would be a welcome addition to any gathering.  Seafood spreads are among my favorite appetizer choices.  

My imagination is going wild with the possibilities for this recipe.  After the recipe, you will find some serving suggestions from Mr. Food, however, I have a few of my own.  How about finger sandwiches made with this crab spread?  The thought of using this spread in a fried grouper sandwich instead of tartar sauce is making my mouth water.  I must try that!


2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 pound imitation crabmeat, flaked
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill


Preheat oven to 350°F. 

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well.

Spoon mixture into a 9-inch pie plate and bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. 

Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestion

Serve this up with crackers, or with homemade pita chips that you can make simply by cutting medium pitas into 8 wedges each; separate the halves, and bake on a baking sheet in a preheated 350°F oven until golden and crisp.

Recipe and photo source:  Mr. Food


Krisztina Clifton said...

I've always wanted to try a seafood recipe like this. Yours looks great!

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

this sounds so good that I think it would be totally worth it to spring for a can of REAL crab. Bet it would be delicious!

I love making my own homemade pita chips too! They are wonderful! I change up the seasonings on them all of the time, depending on my mood.

Gina Alfani said...

Definitely worth real crab!

I've never made homemade pita chips . . . I like the idea of changing the seasonings . . . thanks!

Still thinking about that fried grouper sandwich . . .

Thanks for visiting :)

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

I drizzle my pita (before baking) with a little olive can add oregano, basil, name it! You are obviously a fantastic cook and will make some delicious ones of your own! :)

Unknown said...

Manji-Manji again!

Even Your commentators make me hungry.


Redkathy said...

Gina this is a great recipe. I make a similar one. Mine includes a few drops of red wine vinegar and a dash of smoked paprika. Beats tartar sauce any day!

Gina Alfani said...

I love the idea for variation Kathy! Thank you :)

I forgot to mention on the post that I would try using pickle juice instead of lemon juice.

Thanks for the tips on homemade pita chips Cat Chat!! I will definitely be making some soon.

LOL Don . . . I stay hungry since I love cruising food blogs and websites!

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