Spicy Crab Dip is such a quick and easy appetizer to make for a party. The great party about this party recipe is that it is a no-cook crab dip so you don’t have to heat up your kitchen.
IS CRAB MEAT HEALTHY?
Crab meat is very healthy seafood. It is very low in calories and very high in protein.
There are also some good vitamins and minerals found in crab meat.
The main problem with fresh crab meat is that people tend to want to dip the meat in melted butter and that can increase caloric intake rapidly.
There is sodium content in crab meat because the crabs live in saltwater. If you are watching your sodium intake you will want to factor the sodium content of the crab meat into your daily allowance.
You will see real crab meat in the store and imitation crab meat. There is a big difference between the two foods. Imitation crab meat is a very processed food that is made with minced fish.
INGREDIENTS IN SPICY CRAB DIP
I love spicy foods but also like being able to control how much spice I use in the recipe. This recipe is very easy to modify for people who don’t like as much spice.
- Crab Meat
- Chopped Jalapenos
- Diced Red Bell Pepper
- Sour Cream
- Chopped Celery
- Cream Cheese
- Minced Garlic
HOW TO MAKE SPICY CRAB DIP
Whisk and go recipes are the BEST especially if you are preparing for a party and are short on time. This can be made in advance and kept in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
STEP ONE: PREPARE VEGGIES
Start off by chopping the red bell pepper and celery into very small pieces. I prefer to buy a 4 ounce can of chopped jalapenos to save time, but if you prefer to use fresh jalapenos then you will need to chop those up also.
STEP TWO: PREPARE CRAB MEAT
I like to use lump crab meat for this recipe. You can purchase cans of lump crab meat or packages. If you use canned crab meat be sure to pick through the meat to make sure there are no pieces of shell.
You can also use imitation crab meat for this recipe. If you use imitation crab meat you will need to chop it up into smaller pieces.
STEP THREE: MIX
Take a large bowl and combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese, jalapenos, garlic, salt, and pepper. Whisk these ingredients until well combined.
Mix in the crab meat, sriracha, red bell pepper, and celery.
Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
This is great served with chips, crackers or vegetables.
SPICY CRAB DIP RECIPE
There is no doubt that you are excited to make this easy spicy crab dip recipe. You can print off the complete ingredients and instructions via the recipe card below.
Spicy Crab Dip
- 16 oz crab meat chopped
- 4 oz can of chopped Jalapenos drained
- 1/2 medium Red bell pepper diced
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 Celery sticks chopped
- 1/3 cup mayo
- 3 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp Sriracha
- Chop the red bell pepper and celery into small pieces.
- In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, mayo, cream cheese, jalapenos, garlic, salt and pepper, whisking until combined
- Mix in the crab mean, red pepper, and celery until combined
- Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
If you love easy appetizer recipes be sure to check these out:
- Keto Lobster Cakes
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- Zucchini Pizza Bites
- Easy Pineapple Salsa
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