Hot Crab Dip

aga, crab, guernsey, thermomix

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.



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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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