Dungeness Crab Dip

Dungeness Crab Dip
Dungeness crab is a delicacy in the Pacific Northwest. It has a very mild taste, so it is best not to blend it with anything too strong in taste. I prefer to buy fresh (or flash-frozen) Dungeness crabmeat from my seafood market. If that is not available, I will purchase frozen Dungeness crabmeat. The winter months are the best crab months. I never use canned crabmeat or snow crab. Alaska King crab is very sweet and delicious, but I have never used it with this dip. I think blue crab legs would taste good with this dip.

2     eight-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1/2  cup cream or milk
3-4  teaspoons lemon juice or juice from half a lemon
2-3  teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
1     small clove garlic, minced
1/2 – 1 pound Dungeness crab
dash salt and pepper (optional)

Beat the softened cream cheese. Add the cream or milk to the cream cheese. Blend these ingredients until the mixture is smooth. Add lemon juice, Worcestershire Sauce, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Cream the mixture until well blended. Stir in the crabmeat. Chill the dip until you are ready to serve it.

Prior to serving, add a bit more milk or cream to the dip to make it a good spreading consistency. Place the dip into a bowl. Serve with vegetables, crackers, or potato chips.