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Creamy Crab Dip with Fresh Dill


  • 1 pound backfin crabmeat
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pressed garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 5 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • paprika

Remove any shell or cartilage from crabmeat. In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese and cream. Add lime juice, Worcestershire, garlic, Tabasco, dill, salt and pepper. Gently fold in crabmeat, being careful not to break the meat apart.

Chill thoroughly. Place in a serving bowl and sprinkle lightly with paprika. Serve with assorted vegetables.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor  MM2


Blue crabs are omnivores, eating a variety of organisms including shrimp, fish, eelgrass to carrion and other crabs!  Learn more about blue crabs in Coastwatch.

Erika Young, Coastal and Marine Education Specialist