Smoked Hot Crab Dip

Smoked Crab Dip

Smoked hot crab dip is a traditional favorite, with a smoky twist. Crab, cream cheese, mayonnaise, bacon, scallions, and cheese are combined in a cast iron skillet and smoked.

Play around with the seasonings to get your perfect combination. If you don’t care for crab, try swapping it with smoked salmon or cooked prawns.

Serve this creamy and indulgent dip with chips, crackers, or crostini. 

Smoked Hot Crab Dip Recipe

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Smoked Crab Dip
Smoked hot crab dip is a traditional favorite, with a smoky twist. Crab, cream cheese, mayonnaise, bacon, scallions, and cheese are combined in a cast iron skillet and smoked.
Preparation 20 minutes
Cook 2 hours
Ready in 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
CourseAppetizer
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodSmoke

Ingredients

  • butter for the skillet
  • 1/2 pound jumbo lump crab meat free of shells
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4 ounces bacon cooked and diced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 3 scallions sliced thin
  • 2 large cloves garlic chopped fine
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning or your favorite BBQ rub
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Equipment

  • 8-inch cast iron skillet

Directions

  • Preheat a smoker to 250 degrees F (121 degrees C).
  • Butter the cast iron skillet.
  • In a large bowl add the cream cheese, bacon, mayonnaise, Pecorino, scallions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, Old Bay seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Fold in the pieces of crab.
  • Add the crab mixture to the skillet, lightly pressing down to smooth it out.
  • Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Smoke the skillet of crab dip for 1 ½ to 2 hours, until the top is lightly browned, and the dip is bubbling.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 206kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 7gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 409mgPotassium: 109mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 343IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 1mg

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Ray grew up in the food business from a very young age. He would spend countless hours working hard to grow honest good food at his grandfather’s farm. He took these values and created BBQ Buddha products that are free of additives, artificial flavors, and colors. His sauces taste good and are good for you.

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