Hot Crab Dip

If you love crab and you love making easy party food you are going to put this dish to the top your list.


This recipe is adapted from one which many of my friends in guernsey make and one version appears in a cancer research fund raising recipe book Taste Guernsey

In throwing down the gauntlet that guernsey probably has the tastiest crab in the world, don't be deterred if you don't live here. You need access to white picked crab(unless of course you like the brown meat in which case you could use 50/50). I love crab, but I loathe picking it out of the shell so paying extra to buy it ready picked is worth every penny.

How much to make? – double, triple this base recipe depending on your budget and the no of would be rare for it not to be polished off on the first 'showing' but if you do have any left it is delicious on toast the following day.

hot crab dip

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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250g cream cheese

250g white picked crab meat ( or 50/50 white /brown if you like the stronger flavour)

3 spring onions, thinly sliced

Garlic clove (optional)

Deseeded red chili (optional)

1 tsp ( to half a jar!) creamed horseradish. According to taste

1 tsp (or more curry powder)

Dash Tabasco

Dash Lea and Perrins (Worcester sauce)

Lime juice (optional)

Preheat oven to 180°C/375°F/ baking oven Aga


Mince the chilli and garlic if using

Blend all the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl

Tip into an ovenproof serving dish and bake for 20 minutes.



This delightful and appropriate ceramic dish was purchased last month at the Tempe, Arizona arts fair. Californian potters Allen & Williams based in Carpinteria, CA. If there had been 3 on display I would have bought them all from friends back in guernsey.

Serve with a colourful dish of crudités, crackers, speciality bread.

I made this mozzarella and sundried tomato bread in the Thermomix, of course.

Thanks for visiting! I love to hear your comments.



6 Comments Add yours

  1. This sounds so yummy. 🙂


    1. vannillarock says:

      Thank you- it is a staple of mine for pre dinner and drinks nibbles- we are so lucky in guernsey because we get wonderful local crab.

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  2. Reblogged this on Aga Rayburn and commented:
    This is one for making soon list


  3. That looks amazing, I’ve got to try that as soon as my new kitchen is fitted.


    1. vannillarock says:

      Thanks for visiting. If you love crab I guarantee it will be a hit. Let me know. Good luck with the kitchen.


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