Warm Crab Dip with Fresh Herbs

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A base of caramelized shallots, cream cheese, mustard, and chives is topped with a golden breadcrumb crust in this creamy, crowd-pleasing recipe that showcases fresh crab.


- 1 pound crab meat

- 1 cup cream cheese

- 1/2 cup sour cream

- 1/4 cup mayonnaise

- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

- 1 teaspoon lemon juice

- 1/4 teaspoon salt

- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

- 1 tablespoon olive oil

- 1 teaspoon dried basil

- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the crab meat, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, chopped parsley and dill, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.

3. Heat a small skillet over medium heat and add olive oil.

4. Add the dried basil, thyme, and red pepper flakes to the skillet and stir for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

5. Pour the herb and spice mixture into the crab mixture and stir to combine.

6. Transfer the crab dip mixture into a 9-inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.

7. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the dip is hot and bubbly.

8. Serve the warm crab dip with crackers, bread, or vegetables for dipping.

Enjoy your delicious Warm Crab Dip with Fresh Herbs! It's the perfect appetizer for any occasion.

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