The Covered Dish - Slam Dunk Crab Dip

February 08, 2023

For all the seafood lovers out there how about one more dish for the Super Bowl game? This is a very easy crab dip that I have served hot in the oven, (Used additional cheese for this version.) or cold as Ms. Stephanie made it originally.

We haven’t settled in on the ‘fare’ for our big game day, but I can almost guarantee you there will be seafood in some fashion or form. I still haven’t decided if it will be a ‘dinner’ or ‘heavy appetizers’. Remember the conversation from last week’s column. A meal will cost you less money and time to prepare over a table of appetizers. Something we all have to consider in this time frame of our lives.
One thing I will tell you is Stephanie used imitation flaked crabmeat in the original recipe. I use fresh or canned when I prepare this dish. I made a comment earlier about the use of extra cheese. If I bake this in the oven and serve it with baguette bread, etc. I will put a pretty heavy dose of shredded cheese over the top. Usually I choose a blend of shredded white and yellow cheese.
Additional inexpensive items to have sitting around could be nuts, popcorn, caramel corn, M & M’s and other fun snack foods. Ask each guest in attendance to bring a specific dish and tell them how many guests will be attending. Remember drinks for the children, try to steer clear of soda pop.
This past weekend I had the pleasure of traveling to Northwest Missouri to cook for my soul sister and her spouse. I had all my lists made before departure in order to avoid missed foods and ingredients. I plan on spoiling them as much as possible in our 2-3 days together.
Better put my full attention on the house this week since I have no idea how many could be here for Super Bowl. It’s good to have something to look forward to and nothing beats the Kansas City Chiefs!

Enjoy the week, hopefully Southwest Missouri won’t see any freezing rain this week. Simply yours, The Covered Dish

Slam Dunk Crab Dip

1 (8 ounce pkg.) cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup milk

1 (8 ounce pkg.) imitation flaked crabmeat or

1 can of Crabmeat (6 ounces) drained & flaked

1/4 cup sliced Green Onions

1/4 cup sweet red pepper, finely diced

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Assorted Crackers

In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese & milk until smooth. Stir in crabmeat, onions, red pepper and garlic salt. Refrigerate until serving time.

Play with this a bit and make it more personalized. Enlarge the amount of dip and use shrimp & crab, mayonnaise, green peppers, parsley, etc.

Recipe originated with Stephanie Jermain, Platte City, Missouri