Irish's Crab Butter Recipe

Step 1

Allow butter and cream cheese to soften before starting. Mix mayo, butter and cream cheese. Do not use a blender, as the mixture will get soupy. Add lemon juice, garlic, worcestershire sauce, pepper, etc. to taste.

Step 2

Mix in crab (or whatever) and onion. Of the choices, I feel crab is the best. Chill at least two hours, cover with cocktail sauce. This is an important part of the recipe.

I recommend Wakefield crab meat, Shrimp or Shrimp & Crab. I usually use Crosse & Blackwell's cocktail sauce, but feel free to use any kind that you trust. You can make your own simple cocktail sauce by mixing 3 parts catsup to 1 part horseradish and adding tabasco, garlic, worcestershire sauce to taste.

Serve over Triscuits (they're nice and strong, to survive heavy scooping) or veggies. Irish is the friend from whom I got this recipe.

NOTES: Incredible crab or shrimp dip -- My first encounter with this dip came at a New Year's party a few years ago. I was standing by the munchies table trying not to embarrass myself too much, when a woman came up to me and pointed out this dip. She explained to me that at a previous party she had lost control eating it and got a spoon!

It's incredibly rich, and requires a lot of will power not to eat too much. Yield: Serves 6 gluttons.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2c Butter
  • 1c Cream cheese
  • 1/4c Mayonnaise
  • 6oz Crab meat
  • 1lg Onion, chopped fine
  • Cocktail sauce
  • 2tb Lemon juice
  • 1/2ts Garlic, crushed (or a
  • -pinch of instant garlic)
  • 1tb Worcestershire sauce

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