Herbed Crab Dip

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Serve this stylish make-ahead dip with cracker bread, Belgium endive leaves, radishes and blanched cauliflower and broccoli florets. To blanch, immerse the vegetables in boiling salted water for 30 seconds; drain and chill in cold water. Immediately drain well.

  • Portion size 500 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg frozen crabmeat thawed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced shallot
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup dry white vermouth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried tarragon
  • 3/4 cups light cream cheese cubed and softened
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup diced fresh sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced fresh roasted red pepper

Method

Place crab in sieve; pick through and remove any cartilage. Gently squeeze out excess moisture; set aside.

In saucepan, heat oil over medium-low heat; fry shallots, garlic, salt, pepper and mace, without browning, until softened and fragrant, about 4 minutes.

Add wine, lemon juice and tarragon; boil over medium heat until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Let cool.

In bowl and using fork, blend cream cheese with sour cream; add shallot mixture, crabmeat, parsley, chives and red pepper, mixing well. Scrape into serving dish. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per 1 tbsp (15 mL):</b> about

  • Sodium 120 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 30.0
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 6 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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