Sunday, September 29, 2013

Cheesy Artichoke and Crab Dip for #SRC




It is Secret Recipe Club time again gang! I just love these reveals. It feels kind of like Christmas to me. I get excited to show what I have made, and excited to see who made my recipe and what they made. I mean, just put food in an equation and I can pretty much guarantee it will make me happy. But add a SURPRISE to it and I am over the top!

This month I was assigned Lynday's blog Life and Kitchen.

Can I just say HOLY COW? I ended up choosing her Hot Crab Dip, but it was not without much drooling... 


and deliberating.....

and more drooling! 

You have GOT to check out her blog! Between the gorgeous photos and fabulous food? Well, just grab a drink and plan on staying a while. Oh, and if you don't have a Pintrest account you might want to sign up for one so you can pin ALL of her recipes!!

When I chose this dip I knew I would want to add a little bit to it. We had been out to dinner with a friend and had this awesome artichoke and crab dip. I had been wanting to try to duplicate it at home, but wasn't sure where to start. I saw Lindsay's recipe, and it sounded so good, I knew it was the perfect jumping off point for me.

I mean, all good recipes have to have a great foundation to begin with, and this one was rock solid!

So I took advantage of a cool, drizzly Sunday that we had racing AND football to watch. I mean, what better day for some nice warm dip and bread? 

I barely had the dip in the living room before Kevin dove right in. After inhaling a few slices of bread with dip, he asked if I would bring a dish out so he could get some for himself.

I watched him closely as I left the room. 

I think he secretly wanted to steal the whole thing!



Cheesy Artichoke and Crab Dip

1 pound lump crab meat, cleaned and picked free of shells
1 (15-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, dained and chopped
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup non fat Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (chop extra to garnish with if wanted)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon Old Bay
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Kosher salt
Cracked black pepper
Baguette, sliced


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, parsley, mustard and Old Bay. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese, and chopped artichoke hearts. Mix well. Carefully fold in crab meat so as not to break the lumps up to much (can use your hands if needed). Pour mixture into lightly greased baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and parsley.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until top is golden brown and bubbling.

Meanwhile place the sliced bread onto a baking sheet. Once the dip comes out, place in the oven for approx 5 minutes, or until it is toasted.


ENJOY!!


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83 comments:

  1. I would eat this for breakfast with a spoon. It looks incredible!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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    1. Thanks Renee, I completely agree I would love it for breakfast!!

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  2. I love crab dip and artichoke dip, I bet they are fantastic together!

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    1. I was really happy with how it came together.

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  3. Perfect appetizer to open a special dinner party or to enjoy while watching a football game!

    Happy Reveal Day!

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  4. Amazing recipe! I love how pretty it turned out. You're making me excited for Monday Night Football! Great SRC pick!

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    1. Thanks :) I was worried about how it would look in pictures. But I was really happy!

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  5. Delicious looking dip! Perfect for this time of year with football season!

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  6. SO YUMMY!! Crab is definitely better than spinach, so I am digging the crab & artichoke combo! :)

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  7. YUM! This sounds deeeeeelicious as is, though I'd be tempted to sneak in some minced jalapeños for a little heat.

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    1. Yes, next time I think some heat would be nice. I just know not a lot of people love heat like we do LOL

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  8. With football season here, I am always looking for new and tasty dip recipes:) Wonderful SRC pick! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. Thanks Lynn :) I hope you give it a try!!

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  9. My Hubs would love this. Every Christmas Eve, we have to bring something to his family gathering and his mother likes to do the 7 fishes or whatever they do...

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    1. Thanks Terry, I think I might be taking this to the family gathering for Thanksgiving.

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  10. I love crab and artichoke so both together have to be amazing

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    1. Oh Karen, if you love them you have GOT to try this!!

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  11. I could absolutely see myself eating this entire dish myself...but that won't stop me from giving it a try! Awesome pick this month!! :)

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    1. I agree about eating it all myself LOL Thanks Melissa!

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  12. This looks incredibly delicious and what a great thing to serve for holiday parties. Thank you. I love your choice.

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    1. Yes, I am taking this to a Thanksgiving gathering I am going to.

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  13. Fabulous looking dip! Great SRC pick!

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  14. Artichoke dip and crab dip are two of my favorite desserts. It never occurred to me to put the two together!

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    1. It took me having the dip at a restaurant to have the light bulb go off in my head LOL

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  15. Oh my goodness, forget the bread! I am making this to eat on my Keto diet and eating it right out of the bowl! This looks fantastic, I could put it on a bed of greens!

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    1. Awesome!! I am so glad this works for your diet!

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  16. Surprisingly this sound beyond good to me, and I'm really picky.

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  17. This sounds amazing! I want to make this for my next party!

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  18. It looks so yummy , I am cheese fan so woah!

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  19. I love crab as much as I love chocolate-not together though. lol. That dish looks so good!

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    1. LOL I agree, that would be a bad combo!! But I am with you on that!!

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  20. Great way to enjoy crab, that I love so much!

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    1. Yes, I am always looking for new ways to have it.

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  21. This dip looks way too good to me.
    I s kosher salt more salty ?

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    1. Thanks Dov :) no it isn't more salty it is just a bit more coarse than table salt and I like it better. Easier to not get too much in the dish.

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  22. Woah, so yummy! I can eat two big bowls of it during a football match for sure! :D

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    1. Ya I am trying to figure out how much i should make for the Thanksgiving party we are going to!

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  23. Oh my goodness! I love, love, love crab dip! I had some yesterday and it was so good. Now I can make it at home!

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  24. i wonder if i can find some old bay seasoning.. otherwise i can get most of these things here in india

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    1. Here's a copycat recipe for Old Bay Seasoning from cdkitchens.com

      Serves/Makes: .25 cup

      Ingredients:
      1 tablespoon ground bay leaves
      2 1/2 teaspoons celery salt
      1 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard seed
      1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
      3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
      1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
      1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
      1/2 teaspoon paprika
      1/2 teaspoon red pepper
      1/4 teaspoon ground mace
      1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

      Directions:

      Combine and store in an air-tight container.

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  25. Oh how lovely does that look - I don't believe I have had crab but I would definitely be up for trying some of that crab dip x

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    1. Oh thank you :) crab is one of my favorite seafoods!

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  26. I love artichokes, your recipe is absolutely amazing, just thinking it would be good with baby carrots or celery sticks, I will try later.

    Fan R @TeddyOutReady

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    1. Oh yes, veggies would be great, or endive leaves as well.

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  27. what a great dish to bring for a potluck!! looks delightful

    i haven't heard of SRC before but i'm intrigued!!

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    1. It is a lot of fun :) I look forward to it every month!

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  28. LOL at the scenario, I've so been there, lived that!! The dip sounds great.

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  29. Ah now this looks soooo good! I could go for some of this right now!

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    1. Come on over and I Will whip up a batch :)

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  30. This looks so rich and delicious! Would love to try this one out! Love the photography as well!

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    1. Thanks! I have been really trying to get some better photos :)

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  31. Oh my gosh this looks so yummy!! I need to make this for Thanksgiving, ok or this weekend :)

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    1. Yay, I hope you do Melanie, I really think you will like it!!

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  32. That looks really delicious and I'm seeing some other recipes that I would love to try as well. Thanks for sharing that recipe.

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    1. You are so welcome and I am so happy you are seeing things you like!

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  33. Oh, wow! I want to eat all the bread and that crab dip. I loved seafood! Yum!

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    1. It is hard to stop eating it once you start :)

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  34. This looks so delicious. I never thought that an artichoke recipe could look this good. I love having the bread with it too.

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  35. Artichoke or crab dip with lots of cheese and seasoning, it will never get old. It's awesome and looks that way Bobbi! I call this a full meal! (though I don't like crab, but I use spinach or chicken or whatever!)

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    1. Thanks Paula, I agree it is a meal!! Chicken would be great with this too.

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  36. Oh man, this is PERFECT for a rainy weekend while watching the game on tv. Just perfect. This would be an entire meal for me I fear :-)

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  37. wow this looks absolutely amazing. I love seafood especially crab and could quite happily eat a whole bowl of this! Great SRC pick.

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