I decided to bring along my Chesapeake Bay Seafood Dip, a recipe that I came up with while living abroad and was missing the taste of Old Bay seasoned Maryland Crab! Oh, it's so good!
1 Block Cream Cheese
2 Tablespoons Milk
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1 Cup Grated Pepper Jack or Cheddar Cheese
1 Tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning*
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
2 Cans Crab Meat (I used the less expensive Pink Crab), drained
2 Cans Petite Shrimp, drained
1 Can Diced Clams, drained
Add the ingredients to a saucepan and melt together on medium heat. When the mixture is melted, pour into a greased pie plate and top with some Seasoned Bread Crumbs and another sprinkle of Old Bay Seasoning. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes until it is nice and bubbly!
Serve with your preference of bread or crackers for dipping. I served mine with day-old bagels, sliced and toasted with a drizzle of olive oil and some kosher salt.
This probably isn't the cheapest dip in the world to make, but considering that it will feed about 20 people at a Pot Luck, it's not too bad at $0.60 per person. Plus, it was a big hit at the party!
Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Chesapeake Bay Seafood Dip (Crab $2.50 each, Shrimp $1.99, Clams $2.35, Cream Cheese $0.79, Pantry $2.00) Yields Approx 4 Cups (32 oz) of Seafood Dip.
Total Fake-It Cost: $12.13)
Compare to Philips Crab Dip ($4.99/ 11 oz tub)
*If you don't have Old Bay Seasoning in your area, this DIY Old Bay Recipe will work for you!
Total Fake-It Savings: $2.84
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