Regional Executive Chef
Couples Resorts Negril
Oven Baked Crab & Parmesan Dip
1 cup crab meat (freshly picked if possible; well drained if using tinned)
1 cup cream cheese
1 cup heavy cream
3 tbsp mayonnaise
3 tbsp chopped scallion
2 tbsp chopped herbs such as dill or parsley
juice of 1 lime
salt & black pepper
scotch bonnet pepper or hot pepper sauce (optional)
freshly grated parmesan cheese
„X In a food processor blend the cream cheese with heavy cream and mayonnaise until smooth. If mixture is too thick, add little milk. Texture should be like a spread / dip.
„X Add chopped scallion and herbs, lime juice, salt & black pepper to taste.
„X Remove from blender and transfer to a bowl.
„X Fold in crab meat. Check seasoning and if necessary add extra lime, salt and/or pepper. If you like the dip slightly spicy, add hot pepper at this stage.
„X Transfer mixture into a shallow oven proof dish.
„X Sprinkle with a generous amount of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
„X Place in a very hot oven or under the overhead broiler and bake until dip is hot and the top is golden brown.
„X Sprinkle with more chopped herbs or scallion just before serving.
„X Serve with sweet potato chips, breadfruit chips or alternatively bagel chips etc.
„X This dip can be used as a base for various different flavors. Omit the crab meat and replace with cooked chopped shrimp, chopped smoked salmon or smoked marlin.