Seafood Dip

Crab Dip
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
65 Calories
3g Fat
2g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 65
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 186mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 70mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Holiday parties and celebratory gatherings are great opportunities to try out easy, new recipes, like our seafood dip, simply made with shrimp, lobster, crab, or a combination of two. Serve with crackers, fresh bread, crudites, or breadsticks, or blind-bake puff pastry baskets, let cool, and stuff with spoonfuls of the dip.

Prep and serve in 15 minutes, place in the fridge, and serve when ready.

Be mindful that seafood allergies are very common, so avoid cross-contamination in your kitchen by using just one knife and one clean separate surface to prep this dip. Label the container so people know what they are eating, and wash all the utensils you used with a separate sponge.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • Dash curry powder

  • 1 package cream cheese, cubed

  • 1 cup diced lobster, crab, shrimp, or a mixture

  • Finely chopped Italian parsley, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place the milk, lemon juice, onion, salt, paprika, and a dash of curry powder in a blender or food processor vase. Process on low for a few seconds.

  3. Add half of the cream cheese and process on low speed until smooth. Add the remaining cream cheese one piece at a time, processing on high until all is well combined.

  4. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the blender or food processor. Process again and add the seafood. Pulse as desired, depending on how smooth or chunky you want the dip.

  5. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl. Serve with crackers, bread, or veggies.

Use the Dip as an Ingredient

This tasty and easy dip can be used in multiple recipes. Here are a few ideas on how to serve it:

  • Seafood Crostini: Preheat the oven to 375 F. Brush slices of baguette with olive oil on both sides, then sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bake in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes. Turn and bake for another 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Scoop a teaspoon of dip onto each crostini, garnish with chopped parsley.
  • Tea-time Sandwiches: Use white soft sliced bread and spread a generous amount of dip onto one slice. Add cucumber slices on top and cover with another bread slice. Cut off the crust of the bread and then quarter the sandwich to make small square bites.
  • Cucumber Boats: Cut one cucumber lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Cut each half in 3 or 4 pieces and stuff each piece with seafood dip.
  • Seafood Pasta Salad: Add 1/2 cup of mayo to the dip recipe and mix it with any short cooked pasta of your liking. If too dense, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed. Add 1/2 cup of finely chopped red peppers and 1/2 cup of finely chopped celery. Mix well and serve.