Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.

That quote sounds so comforting, warm, and inviting.  Makes me wish I had a fireplace in my house. 

How many of you like crab dip?  Normally I would raise my hand and say ME, but I tried some this weekend and I enjoyed it so much that I asked for the recipe.  So, here is the delicioius recipe that changed my mind.

Courtesy of Food Network

  • 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), room temperature
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crab boil spices, (recommended: Old Bay)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 12 ounces fresh crab meat, picked over for bits of shell and patted dry
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Whole-wheat crackers for serving, optional
Stir together the cream cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, crab boil spice, and garlic in a medium saucepan until smooth; season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Heat the cream cheese mixture over medium-low heat until warm, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes. Fold in the crab, scallions, parsley and lemon juice and warm until heated through, about 1 minute more. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

kris said...

Yummy. Sounds like an easy recipe for the hubby to make. : )

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