Hot Crab Dip with Old Bay

Samantha Kennedy
November 30, 2022
December 2, 2022

Yield: 6 Servings
Time: Appoximately 30 minutes

Unsalted Butter for Greasing the Baking Dish
1# All Leg Crab Meat, Drained and Picked Over
8 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
1 Cup Parmesan, Grated
1 t Kosher Salt
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
1 t Lemon Zest plus 4 T Lemon Juice
2 Scallions, Minced, plus more for garnish
1 1/2 T Old Bay Seasoning, plus more for serving
1/2 Cup Crushed Ritz Crackers, plus more for serving
1 English Cucumber, Sliced
1 Bunch Radishes, Sliced

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a shallow 4 cup capacity baking dish or ovenproof skillet with butter.
In a medium bowl, combine crab meat, cream cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan, salt, mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, scallion, and Old Bay. Mix with a fork until thoroughly combined then scrape the mixture into your prepared baking dish, smoothing the top.
In a small bowl, combine Ritz crackers and remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan.
Sprinkle evenly over dip and bake for 25 minutes, or until bubbling and golden brown on top.
Dust lightly with Old Bay, sprinkle with a few minced scallions, and serve hot with sliced radish, cucumber, and crackers.

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