HOW TO MAKE MARYLAND CRAB DIP?
If you’re from Maryland, it’s more than likely that you grew up eating the delightful, traditional hot crab dip dish that our state is famous for.
I was born and grown in Maryland, where I grew up eating a lot of hot crab dip. Made with giant lump crab meat, this Maryland Crab Dip Recipe is guaranteed to wow!
This crab dip recipe is as close as real as it can get. It’s warm and cheesy, and it’s packed with Old Bay Seasoning, which is one of Maryland’s most well-known flavors.
For those of you who don’t live in Maryland and are wondering what makes this dish so special, please continue reading.
While summer is most people’s favorite season, those who reside on the east coast know that our true favorite season is crab season.
Having grown up on the east coast, I can honestly say that seafood has been a part of my life since I was a child. As an adult living in Maryland, my enjoyment of seafood has only grown, and the Maryland blue crab is unquestionably a contributing factor to this.
If you have never been to Maryland, I strongly suggest organizing a vacation and visiting all of the top places for crab cakes, crab dip, and blue crabs that the state has to offer!
If you don’t want to drive far to enjoy this Maryland classic, This dish brings a little bit of Maryland to your kitchen table! This quick and simple crab dip comes up in minutes and is perfect for satisfying seafood cravings, parties, BBQs, football season, and other gatherings.
Whipped cream cheese; use 8-ounces.
1/2 cup tartar sauce.
2 Tsp.Of Worcestershire sauce.
A Tsp.Of hot sauce, it’s optional.
2 Tbsp.Of Old Bay Seasoning.
1 Tbsp.Of lemon juice.
Jumbo lump or lump crab meat, I used one pound.
1/4 Cup.Of shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
1/4 Cup.Of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Chopped parsley, to garnish.
YOU WANT TO TRY THIS RECIPE!!! SO ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS FOLLOW THE STEPS AS DIRECTED BELOW:
You need to start with setting the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooking spray should be used to lightly oil a shallow baking dish. I prefer to use a pie plate for this.
Combine the whipped cream cheese, tartar sauce, Worcestershire sauce, spicy sauce, Old Bay seasoning, and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
With a rubber spatula, gently fold in the crab meat, half of the Monterey Jack cheese, and half of the mozzarella cheese until well combined. Keep an eye out for crab flesh that has broken apart.
Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and top with the remaining shredded cheese, and bake it for 30 minutes in the preheated 350 degrees oven.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the dip is hot and bubbly, stirring halfway through. It should be garnished with parsley and served with a toasted baguette.
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While cheesy crab dip is best served immediately from the oven, it may be stored for up to three weeks once it has been cooled down. If you have any leftover crab dip, it’s best to freeze it unbaked so that it may be used later.