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Irish's Crab Butter

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Category: Dips

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Butter
  • 1 c Cream cheese
  • 1/4 c Mayonnaise
  • 6 oz Crab meat
  • 1 lg Onion, chopped fine
  • Cocktail sauce
  • 2 tb Lemon juice
  • 1/2 ts Garlic, crushed (or a
  • -pinch of instant garlic)
  • 1 tb Worcestershire sauce


Allow butter and cream cheese to soften before starting. Mix mayo, butter
and cream cheese. Do not use a blender, as the mixture will get soupy. Add
lemon juice, garlic, worcestershire sauce, pepper, etc. to taste.

Mix in crab (or whatever) and onion. Of the choices, I feel crab is the
best. Chill at least two hours, cover with cocktail sauce. This is an
important part of the recipe.

I recommend Wakefield crab meat, Shrimp or Shrimp & Crab. I usually use
Crosse & Blackwell's cocktail sauce, but feel free to use any kind that you
trust. You can make your own simple cocktail sauce by mixing 3 parts catsup
to 1 part horseradish and adding tabasco, garlic, worcestershire sauce to

Serve over Triscuits (they're nice and strong, to survive heavy scooping)
or veggies. Irish is the friend from whom I got this recipe.


* Incredible crab or shrimp dip My first encounter with this dip came
at a New Year's party a few years ago. I was standing by the munchies table
trying not to embarrass myself too much, when a woman came up to me and
pointed out this dip. She explained to me that at a previous party she had
lost control eating it and got a spoon!

It's incredibly rich, and requires a lot of will power not to eat too much.
Yield: Serves 6 gluttons.

: Difficulty: easy.
: Time: 5 minutes preparation, 2 hours cooling.
: Precision: approximate measurement OK.

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