Has this week been painfully long for anyone else? Who is so glad it’s Friday?! I’m trying to rest up (and trying desperately to get some nagging zits to go away) because Sara and I are headed to Utah to start working on some publicity for our book. Those of you who are in Utah, be sure to tune into Studio 5 on Wednesday if you want to see us cooking some of our favorite recipes in the book!
Here are your options:
preheat your oven and place the shredded crab (krab? [Oh, holy night, I shudder at the sight of it!]) in a large bowl and add the juice of a lemon. Then add the remaining ingredients and stir it all together until it’s well-combined. Spread the mixture into a 9″ pie plate or into a medium-sized baking dish and bake it for 20-25 minutes or until it’s golden brown and bubbly on top. See my picture?
That is not golden-brown. That is overdone. It’s also called, “I kind of left the crab dip in the oven while I went to the bus stop to pick up my kid and then got sidetracked talking to Sara about top-secret (but soon-to-be-not-top-secret) blog business.” If you’re not crazy about burned cheese, I don’t recommend it.
2 8-oz. packages cream cheese (light is fine)
1 c. mayonnaise (light is fine, but no Miracle Whip)
1 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 c. (about 6-8 oz.) shredded crab (or Krab)
Juice of 1 small lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
5-6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. chopped green onions (about 1 bunch)
1 tablespoon of Creole or mild coarse-grain mustard
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)