Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Serves 3
This is a real crowd pleaser, and a great way to introduce people to brown crab if they haven’t eaten it before. It’s easy to make ahead of time and reheat for entertaining. Try to find the best locally sourced brown crab you can for great quality and to support local fishermen. — Ashley Mullenger, The Female Fisherman
1 large dressed brown crab
180g cream cheese
6 spring onions, finely sliced
5 tbsp mayonnaise
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp paprika
Salt, pepper and Tabasco to taste
Good handful of grated cheddar or mozzarella
Set aside half of the grated cheese, then put all the ingredients into a large bowl. Combine until well mixed, then spoon into individual ovenproof bowls or one larger dish for sharing.
Bake the dip in a preheated oven at 180°c for 20 minutes, then take it out and turn on the grill. Scatter the remaining grated cheese over the top of the dip, then grill until golden.
Leave the dip to cool slightly before serving. This is ideal with fresh bread, toasted pittas, crackers, tortilla chips or even celery and cucumber sticks.
For more lovely recipes like this you can find them in For The Love of the Sea