I'm ready to get back into the swing of things here on the blog. I have a couple of exciting things in the works that I'll share as the time comes. But, I'm going to be working my buttocks off on one of them in particular over the course of the next 4 to 6 weeks to get it going. I'm really stoked about it and can't wait to share it with you! But, enough about that. Today I want to share a recipe with you.
This is a crab dip that is so creamy and yummy. It's really easy, especially if you have a small crock pot. Although, it would be perfect for gatherings like Christmas and New Year's Eve, eh-hem (slightly late for that), it would still be great for something like a game night. I've even made it as a snacky lunch.
KICKIN' CRAB DIP
2, 8 oz. blocks cream cheese
2 sticks of butter
1/4 c. chopped green onion
6 oz. can of mushrooms, drained and chopped
1 pound of crab meat, finely chopped (can be imitation)
Tony Chacheres Original Creole Seasoning, to taste
My original recipe says to melt the cream cheese and butter on low in a small sauce pan, then to add the rest of the ingredients and allow to meld together for 15 minutes. That is certainly fine. But...I find it much easier to just throw them all together in a small crock pot and let it do it's thang. :0)
Once it's all nice and melty (some of the butter will float on the top), stir it and serve it up with French bread, toast points or your choice of crackers. This stuff is so good it would be awesome served over top of pasta for a hearty meal as well.
This recipe can easily be halved for a smaller amount.
Although I left a link for the Tony Chachere's seasoning, it is usually carried in the spice isle at the grocery store.
Since my family has had to go gluten-free, I was thrilled to come across these crackers. I first spotted them at Whole Foods, but have even seen them at Meijers. I think any store that has a semi-decent selection of gluten-free products would carry them. And, they also come in several different flavors.
Happy 2012, y'all!