Joe's Crab Shack Blue Crab Dip copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Joe's Crab Shack Blue Crab Dip

Score: 4.17. Votes: 6
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The number one appetizer on Joe's menu is called Blue Crab Dip but you don't need blue crab to clone it. You don't even need to use fresh crab. I used some delicious lump crabmeat from Phillip's Seafood that comes in 16-ounce cans (you may find it at Costco, Sam's Club, Walmart, and Vons) and the dip turned out great. You could also use the crabmeat that comes in 6-ounce cans found at practically every supermarket—you'll need two of them. Just be sure to get the kind that includes leg meat, and don't forget to drain off the liquid before you toss it in.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups crabmeat (canned is fine)
  • 1/4 cup diced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced mild red chili pepper
  • 1 tablespoon mild green chili pepper (Anaheim)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
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      Joe's Crab Shack
    • Instructions

      1. Preheat oven to broil.

      2. Combine the cream cheese with crab, green onion, chili peppers, salt and white pepper in a medium bowl. Stir well to combine. 

      3. Spread mixture into the bottom of an oven-safe dish. Use a wide dish for this so that the dip is only about an inch deep in the bottom.

      4. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the surface of the dip.

      5. Broil for 3 to 4 minutes or until the cheese on top begins to brown.

      6. Sprinkle paprika over the dip, followed by fresh minced parsley. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers for dipping.

      Serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer.

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Score: 4.17. Votes: 6
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Dec 12, 2009, 22:00

I keep this recipe on speed dial :) I add 2 spoons of old bay for flavor. U will love this recipe

Feb 8, 2006, 22:00

I tried this recipe and it is just like Joe's. I get this everytime I go and love it. I made it for a couple that we had over and they thought the same thing, it was just as great as the original. Thanks!!!

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