Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hot Crab Dip

I had dinner with a friend last week and we discussed my "blog". As any of you who take the time to stop by and read know, I am not much of a blogger. I'm a cook. I owned a little kitchen shop a few years back and people would always say to me "Do you have a blog?" "Do you post recipes?" "What is your blog?" "You should have a blog." so... I got one. I never intended to make money, I never knew how HUGE the blogging world was, I have had a blast with it, met many, many friends because of it but the bottom line is... I am not a blogger. I am a cook. I can't take a decent food photo to save my life... it's laughable. I want to share my love of food with the world, I want to learn from all of you, I want to post my original recipes and create a sort of online cookbook. My plan (from here on out) is to share food with you. Not stories of my kids and a cutsie tablecloth, not vacation photos and a silly story but FOOD. I am going to give you recipes that work and recipes from my heart/home/kitchen. I hope you like them.

With that said (smiley face)... I recently went to a baby shower for a friend and took this warm little dip along with. I created it the night before and I hope you'll make it. It's a tasty little appetizer.
photo by Heidi Larsen of Foodie Crush
Hot Crab Dip

1 16oz. package cream cheese
1/4 cup mayo
2 Tablespoons sour cream
1 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 pounds fresh crab clusters
2 Tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley
1 Tablespoon fresh basil (I used boxwood)
1 Tablespoon fresh thyme
salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1?4 cup panko

Combine the cream cheese, mayo, sour cream and cheese well (no lumps). Heat the crab on 350 for 10 minutes in 1/2 cup of water. Cool and crack. Remove all meat and place in the creamed mixture. Finely chop all of the fresh herbs and toss in as well along with enough salt and pepper to taste. Place in a baking dish and chill for at least 2 hours. Heat your oven to 350 and bake the dip for 15 minutes. Meanwhile toss the olive oil and panko together then top the dip with the crumb mixture and broil about 3 minutes.

I served this dip with sliced baguette and homemade tortilla chips.


  1. So glad you posted this. It was delicious and I think D will think so too. I love your blog because I love your recipes. I don't think you need perfectly plated photos. You have a wonderful sense of taste and an impeccable knack for putting things together, and that is much more valuable.

  2. I know your recipes will be great. I'm so glad your going to keep sharing them. So glad you posted this one, everyone gobbled it up quickly.

  3. A blog is whatever you make it. It's your journal. I'm not a great blogger either. I do it when I want and post what I want. It's for me and my family; if others enjoy it it's just a bonus.

    I love your recipes and your photos are just great! Thanks for sharing and I hope you keep it up!!!

  4. You had me at the title. Yum! I can't wait to try this recipe!

  5. I'd say you're a VERY GOOD cook. (The dip was amazing.) And not a bad blogger either!

  6. It's really all about the food, and this was some fantastic dip! I'm so glad to have the recipe for it now.

  7. I second Kalyn! Love your cooking!! And this crab dip was amazing. I'm a loyal Food Finery follower :)

  8. I came over to say hi from Barbara Bakes. I love your blog! I'd say keep on keeping on my dear because it works....

    I think of my blog as an online journal. I don't post stories about my kids or grandkids because they didn't sign up for this blogging adventure of their mother/grandmother, but I do post some of my own experiences (which usually include food)! The hot crab dip looks amazing btw....