Gulf Coast Hot Crab Dip

Gulf Coast Hot Crab Dip

Serve up this low-calorie dip at your next get-together.

Lumps of crab in a spicy sauce make a wonderful and festive appetizer.

Cooking time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes

You Will Need
12 ounces fresh lump crabmeat or 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained
8 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 cup nonfat sour cream
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot red-pepper sauce
3 tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon paprika
4 1/2 ounces baked low-sodium thin wheat crackers (about 72)

What to Do
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat gratin dish or deep-dish pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Pick through crabmeat; discard any shells and cartilage. Rinse crabmeat and drain.

2. Stir cream cheese in medium bowl until smooth. Blend in sour cream, onion, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and hot-pepper sauce. Gently fold in crabmeat. Spoon into baking dish; smooth top.

3. Combine bread crumbs and paprika and sprinkle evenly over crabmeat mixture. Bake until bubbly, about 20 minutes. Serve piping hot with crackers.

Serves: 24

Per serving: Calories 57, saturated fat 0.5 g, total fat 1 g, carbohydrate 6 g, protein 5 g, fiber 0 g, sodium 129 mg, cholesterol 12 mg, calcium 40 mg.

ROzbeans 16 years ago
I wish they had a picture of this because my version looks straight up ghetto =x It's in the oven as I type this!
ROzbeans 16 years ago
I redid this with the canned crab that's already broken up instead of using the chunky crab - came out WAY better. I also used way more seasoning than it said to use - more hot sauce, horseradish, etc. Me likey.
katlienc 16 years ago
oooohhh...sounds yummy! I am so in the mood for crab now!