Spicy Maryland Crab Dip Recipe
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tbs mayonnaise
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dry mustard
garlic powder to taste
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
3/4 pound fresh crabmeat
3 dashes hot sauce and 2 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a 1 quart baking dish.
In a medium bowl, mix sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, garlic powder and about 2 tbsp of the Cheddar cheese. Fold in crabmeat, hot sauce and seafood seasoning.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining Cheddar cheese. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.
Serve with crackers, bread pieces, or pretzel sticks.
In Maryland, the blue crab is king. This recipe is included in my newest book, The Deserter and Other Stories. Two of the stories take place on Chesapeake Bay. I absolutely had to add a collection of crab appetizers to the book. (They are also on my recipe page.)
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