A Festive Christmas Recipe: CRAB DIP
Through the years I have collected literally hundreds of recipes! (Wonder how many I've actually used???) I thought I would share
one that my younger brother requests every Christmas when we have our big family get-together. I also just recently prepared it for my husband to take to our son's home for their HUMP NIGHT CROWD Christmas eating fest. Every bit was eaten and two of the guys have requested that I send the recipe to their wives! So here it is! Easy-peasy and absolutely yummy-licious! (Footnote: thanks to my friend Vickie who gave me the recipe years ago.)
*8 oz. cream cheese, softened
*small can crab meat (not the lump kind; about the size of a tuna fish can; I buy the cheapest I can find)
*onion (amount depends on your taste; see my note below)
*Nature's Season (by Morton; found in the salt/spice section)
*bottled cocktail sauce
*We don't like a lot of onion so I only use about two slices chopped
Place the crab meat in a strainer and mash, mash, mash until all liquid is squeezed out (it's amazing how much liquid there is!)
Mix together well the cream cheese, crab, & onion. Add a couple shakes of salt & pepper and a few shakes of Nature's Season; be careful and don't over season! Mix well again. Cover & let sit in refrigerator several hours or overnight to allow the flavors to blend. When ready to serve, shape into ball and pour cocktail sauce over the top. Serve with your favorite butter cracker (I like Townhouse). I usually sit the cocktail sauce nearby so more can be added if needed.
This really is a great recipe. Hope you enjoy!