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Creamy Crab Dip

Crab dip is a great party treat and this one is perfect for entertaining because it's best if made several hours in advance. If you're on a budget, try imitation crab. With all the spices in this dip it's hard to tell the difference.

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  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco, or to taste
  • 8 ounces lump crab meat
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • Crackers or thinly sliced bread for serving

Serves 8 as an appetizer

In a medium bowl combine all ingredients.  Stir well to combine.  Serve immediately with crackers or bread slices, or refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Thanks. I have just started getting into the kitchen. My wife is a southern style cook and likes to make just about everything fried and unhealthy as possible. As I am about to hit the 40 yr old mark, I can't continue to eat this way unless I want to keep seeing those strange looks on my doctors face when he gets my yearly labs back. In other words, for the sake of my family's health, I have decided to take over the kitchen. Hopefully, I can do this without offending anyone. Thanks for the tips!

S. S.