Hot and Spicy Jalapeño Crab Dip

by kara on February 9, 2012

The Super Bowl is the greatest excuse for people to get together to eat and drink. The commercials and half-time show are meant to be enjoyed in the company of others.   We were invited to our friend’s house this year.  I could have cared less about the teams playing, but it was fun to get together, laugh, and feast on the food that everyone else brought.

My stepdad, Tom, first introduced this recipe to me (probably at a Super Bowl party).  It’s perfect Super Bowl party food.  Lumps of crab, spicy  jalapeños and pepper jack cheese. . .you can’t go wrong.

Hot and Spicy Jalapeño Crab Dip

Adapted from “Everyday is a Party Cookbook,” by Emeril Lagasse, 1999

2 (6 oz. each) cans of lump crab, drained

1 large clove of garlic, minced

1/2 cup pickled jalapeños (seeds removed from most of peppers, chopped)

1/2 cup light mayonnaise (I use Hellman’s)

1 Tbsp. whole grain mustard

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. hot sauce

2 oz. shredded Parmesan cheese

Freshly ground black pepper

1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium-size bowl, combine the crab, garlic, and jalapeños.  In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, whole grain mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and Parmesan cheese.  Add the mayonnaise mixture to the crab mixture and fold to combine.  Place dip in a medium dish or pie plate.  Season with freshly ground black pepper. Top with the shredded pepper jack cheese.

Bake dip at 350 degrees for approximately 25-30 minutes.  Serve alongside crackers, tortilla chips, crusty bread, or vegetables of your choice.

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Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It February 9, 2012 at 8:04 pm

This looks highly addicting! I think I’ll be trying it the next time we have people over. Thanks!

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