Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Cheesy Hot Shrimp and Crab Dip!

 
 
 
This is a really good, hot seafood dip.  It's hot from the oven, but it's also a little spicy so if you don't like too much spice, cut back on the Tabasco sauce.   Its simple to throw together and you can use whatever crab and shrimp you have available...fresh is always best, but canned or frozen are good also. 
 
Here is what you will need:
 
2  (8 oz.) blocks of cream cheese, softened (you can use light cream cheese)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbs. prepared horseradish
1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
1 tsp. Cajun seasoning (I used Tony Chachere's)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce 
1/4 cup sliced green onions
6 oz. crab meat
6 oz. shrimp, chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 cups Mozzarella cheese
 
 
Blend cream cheese, mayonnaise and horseradish.  Add in the Worcestershire, Tabasco and all of the seasonings and blend well.  Add the green onion, crab meat, shrimp, Parmesan cheese, and 1 cup of the Mozzarella cheese.  Spread in a shallow baking dish or a pie plate works well that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.  Sprinkle the other cup of cheese on top.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 25 -30 minutes or until not and bubbly or just starting to brown on top.   Let this stand for about 10 minutes before serving to set up and to cool slightly.  This is really hot right out of the oven and will burn your mouth so be careful.   Serve with crackers, tortilla chips or Frito Scoops are really good with this!
 





4 comments:

  1. what do you do for such small amounts of crab meat and shrimp?

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  2. The canned crab meat is around that much. You can buy frozen shrimp, that is already cooked and just use about half of a 12 oz. bag, thawed and chopped. They also sell the tiny salad shrimp in the can and it would work fine also.

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  3. The corn chips make it look like a sunflower!! So pretty, I can't wait to try it.

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