“Creed” Simply The Best Crab Dip with Warm Crostini

My creed to you is that you’re gonna’ LOVE this dip, it’s the ‘bomb’!

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Yields1 Serving
 1 tablespoon butter
 ½ cup yellow Spanish onion, finely chopped
 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
 ¼ cup rum (pick your favourite)
 Grated zest of 1/2 lime
 Juice of 1/2 lime
 ¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
 1 cup/8 ounces cream cheese
 1/3 cup mayonnaise
 ½ cup/4 ounces crab meat, well-drained (1 small tin)
 Salt to taste
 Paprika for garnish
1

Preheat oven to 350 F.

2

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for 10 minutes until softened, but not browned.

3

Add rum and cook 3 minutes longer. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

4

Place lime zest and juice, Tobasco sauce, cream cheese, mayonnaise and crab meat into a small oven-proof casserole dish or ramekin.

5

With a spatula blend warm onion mixture with rind, juice, Tobasco, cream cheese, mayonnaise and crab meat with onion mixture until well combined. Add salt to taste.

6

Heat for 20 minutes.

7

Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika and serve with crackers or crostini or your favourite dippers!

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Ingredients

 1 tablespoon butter
 ½ cup yellow Spanish onion, finely chopped
 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
 ¼ cup rum (pick your favourite)
 Grated zest of 1/2 lime
 Juice of 1/2 lime
 ¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
 1 cup/8 ounces cream cheese
 1/3 cup mayonnaise
 ½ cup/4 ounces crab meat, well-drained (1 small tin)
 Salt to taste
 Paprika for garnish

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 F.

2

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for 10 minutes until softened, but not browned.

3

Add rum and cook 3 minutes longer. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

4

Place lime zest and juice, Tobasco sauce, cream cheese, mayonnaise and crab meat into a small oven-proof casserole dish or ramekin.

5

With a spatula blend warm onion mixture with rind, juice, Tobasco, cream cheese, mayonnaise and crab meat with onion mixture until well combined. Add salt to taste.

6

Heat for 20 minutes.

7

Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika and serve with crackers or crostini or your favourite dippers!

“Creed” Simply The Best Crab Dip with Warm Crostini

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