10673Boaters, Try This Recipe – Wild Alaska Crab Dip

NW & AK Boaters, try this recipe: Wild Alaska Crab Dip! This simple dip can be prepared in just minutes, as it mostly just involves putting everything into a skillet, stirring over low heat, adding the crab, and enjoying. Consider this dip for chips, pita bread, or as a spread on such as French bread. Just be sure that you make plenty if you’re making this for company, as it won’t last long!

The Bristol Bay red king crab has shown a trend of increasing abundance since the late 1990s. Red king crabs are historically the most commercially important shellfish species in Alaska. Since statehood in 1959, U.S. fishers have harvested nearly 2 billion pounds of red king crab worth $1.6 billion from Alaska waters.

16 ouncescream cheese, softened
1 4.5-ounce can chopped green chiles, drained
1 cup seeded and chopped tomato
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/4 to 1/2 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound fresh Wild Alaska lump crabmeat, drained

Preparing the Dip

  • Combine first 11 ingredients in a large nonstick skillet

crab-dipStir Constantly Over Low Heat

  • Place over low heat, and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly.
  • Gently fold in crabmeat. Spoon into serving bowl, and garnish, if desired.

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