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An epic recipe that’s truly addicting,
and lets the dungeness crab be the shining star...
Serves: (10 to 12)
Prep:10 Mins.
Bake: 30 Mins.


1 (8 oz. pkg.) cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup grated medium cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 green onions (green parts only), finely chopped
Dash of cayenne pepper
1-1/2 teaspoons old bay seasoning
1-1/2 cups cooked dungeness crab meat, drain any liquid, if present
--(About 1 shucked dungeness crab)
1 (7 oz. jar) quartered artichoke hearts in water, drained, and roughly chopped
--[Please do not use marinated artichokes,
as they have too strong of a flavor profile for this dish]

For scooping:
--Butter crackers (I used Club), or toasted French bread slices


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9” round (or square) ovenproof baking dish, and set aside.

In a medium bowl, add cream cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, green onions, cayenne pepper, and old bay seasoning. 

Very gently fold in the crab meat and artichokes (taking care not to break them apart).

Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish. Lightly sprinkle top with paprika.  

Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes, until lightly golden on top.

Serve immediately with butter crackers or toasted French bread slices.

Tip: This is an amazing dip you’re able to make ahead of time and refrigerate, just ensure you remove it 30 minutes to reach room temperature prior to baking.

The story behind this incredible dungeness crab:
My husband and I recently launched our skiff to go king salmon fishing and came upon this dungeness crab crawling in the saltwater shallows; hence we were able to net it and haul it aboard. Shortly thereafter, the crab ended up crawling under the rear floorboard of the skiff while we were fishing, so we had to locate its whereabouts with the help of a camera and coat hanger upon our arrival back home. Yes, he definitely made for a mighty fine hot crab 'n artichoke dip...


Happy Valley Chow said...

Perfect appetizer, can't wait to try :)

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

sandra said...

Thank you, Happy Valley Chow! ~ Enjoy ;)

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