No matter where you are staying along the Gulf Coast, odds are you are going to run into fresh seafood at a local restaurant nearby your rental. They will have tons of fish entrees to choose from and may even have a few appetizers that look appealing to you. One popular appetizer that locals and visitors love is crab dip! Trust us when we say, every time we see a crab dip on a dinner menu, we order it with no hesitation! Crab dip is light, creamy, and delicious. Even the pickiest of eaters are sure to fall in love with this local treat. Each restaurant puts its own spin on it, but no matter which crab dip recipe you try, it is sure to be a new favorite menu item. We wanted to provide our favorite crab dip recipe so you could make this bite to eat even after you get home from your vacation, or maybe one night during your stay. Each vacation rental with Southern has a fully equipped kitchen so you will have everything you need to whip up this appetizer.
What You’ll Need:
8 Ounces of Cream Cheese
¼ Cup Sour Cream
¼ Cup Mayonnaise
1 Cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
½ Teaspoon Paprika
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
Dash of Salt
Dash of Pepper
1 Pound Lump Crab Meat
Preheat your oven to 350. Leave your cream cheese on the top of the oven for a few minutes to help it soften.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir until combined then fold in crab meat.
Spread into a casserole dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes until bubbly.
Serve with simple crackers, a baguette, or even carrots and celery! You can find lump crab meat canned at any grocery store along the Coast. To find fresh crab meat, head over to a local fish market. Prepare this crab dip recipe and dig into one of the best treats along the Gulf of Mexico!