Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Southern Hospitality Recipe

Give this savory Savannah snack a try! With Thanksgiving around the corner it's always good to keep a few recipes on hand like this. It's just delicious!

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced scallions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat
  • 1/3 cup cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, bell peppers, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt. Cook 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Place cream cheese, mayonnaise, scallions, lemon juice, remaining teaspoon salt in a food processor; process smooth. Transfer to large bowl. Fold in cooked vegetables and add in crabmeat. Transfer to a baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together breadcrumbs and melted butter; stir to combine. Spread breadcrumb mixture over crabmeat mixture and bake until hot and bubbly, about 25-30 minutes.
  5. Serve with toast points or your favorite party crackers.

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