Whimsical Cookery is a site for adults who prefer to eat like children, or perhaps just need to cook for some children. This site contains an aversion to vegetables, a love of fried food and cupcakes, lazy shortcuts, some disturbing creations, and an ignorance of proper culinary practices...

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Tangy Crab Meat and Cream Cheese Dip

I will eventually be transitioning my recipes to UK/metric measurements and foods..... but here's another american recipe in the mean time:

Crab meat and cream cheese dip makes for some incredibly quick/easy hors d'oeuvres!  It goes great with all types of crackers and breads.  Perhaps even bruschetta?  It is one of the easiest things you could slap together for a party and throw out at the last minute.  You can keep cost down by buying tinned crab, if you're not a snob about such things.  I am not.  hehe

You will need:
8 oz. cream cheese (1/3 less fat seems to work fine)
6 oz. crab meat
10 oz cocktail sauce

Crackers (onion or Ritz do the trick...!)

1. Allow cream cheese to sit at room temperature for a bit.  Spread it around a plate in a circle, about 1/2 - 1inch thick. 

2. Sprinkle crab meat over top.

3. Evenly-cover in cocktail sauce for the necessary 'tang'.  Most cocktail sauces have 'bits' in them which I prefer to strain.  But obviously this is completely unnecessary if they do not offend your's or your guest's palette. 

And there ya go!  Seafood for picky eaters and partyers alike.