This Old Bay Crab Dip is a delicious and healthy recipe that will totally satisfy your love of crab meat!
Being born and raised in Maryland, crabs and anything crab related have been a staple in my diet all my life.
Because, as most people know, Maryland is for Crabs!
There’s absolutely nothing better than having a big platter of Old Bay spiced steamed crabs placed in front of you, alongside a bowl of hot melted butter.
However, crabs aren’t always in season, and even when they are, sometimes I just don’t feel like picking them to get that wonderfully delectable crab meat inside!
So, I decided I needed to make an Old Bay Crab Dip recipe to contribute to my lifelong crab addiction.
This Old Bay Crab Dip Will Keep You coming Back For More
First of all, it’s extremely healthy!
As a matter of fact, it’s got very little carbs and lots of protein and good fats!
In addition, if you’re on Weight Watchers, this recipe comes out to about 4 Smart Points per serving.
Easy to Make
Secondly, this Old Bay Crab Dip recipe is super easy to make!
It only requires a little bit of chopping, juicing and some pan frying to prepare this wonderful dip!
Check out my 17 second video below showing the easy steps for making this Old Bay Crab Dip recipe.
Old Bay Crab Dip Recipe
Old Bay Crap Dip
- 1/2 cup tomato, diced
- 1/3 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
- 2 ears corn, roasted & cut off the cob
- 1 large avocado, diced
- 1 medium lime, juiced
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 8 oz lump crab meat
- Boil your 2 ears of corn until the corn is cooked through.
- Add cooked corn on the cob to a preheated (with some olive oil & salt) cast iron frying pan and cook on high. Turn ears of corn periodically until all sides are browned.
- While your corn is roasting, chop your tomato, cilantro, & red onion and add to a large bowl.
- Allow corn to cool and then cut the corn off the cob and add to your dip mixture.
- Juice your lime and set aside.
- Chop your avocado and add to the top of your dip mixture.
- Add lime juice directly over top of the avocado, as this will prevent the avocado from browning.
- Add Old Bay Seasoning, salt, minced garlic and mix with a large spoon.
- Finally, add the lump crab meat and mix thoroughly until all ingredients are blended.
- Add a couple sprigs of cilantro and some shakes of Old Bay Seasoning to the top of your dip.
- Dip with crackers or tortilla chips.
Pan Roast Your Corn
One important step that I’m glad I didn’t skip is to pan roast your corn!
First, boil the corn until it’s cooked through.
Then put some olive oil and salt in a cast iron pan, turn it up on high and roast the corn on each side until it’s a golden brown.
The roasting process adds that smokiness to the corn, which really enhances the flavors in the Old Bay Crab Dip.
How Did It Turn Out?
At first, I was going to be stingy and save it for just my little family to eat.
But it was so darn good, I just had to invite over my neighbors, who happen to be my sister’s family, to partake in this crab meat goodness!
Everybody loved it and went back for seconds and thirds.
Ways To Eat Old Bay Crab Dip
We ate the Old Bay Crab Dip on tortilla chips and it was delicious!
But, if you want to get a little fancier, you can serve it on crackers as an appetizer.
This dip keeps well in the refrigerator for a day or two.
Today was Day 2 and I decided to get the leftovers out and just eat it as a salad for my lunch!
Old Bay Seasoning
Another key to making this Old Bay Crab Dip is, obviously, the Old Bay Seasoning.
It’s a Maryland made spice (did I mention I’m a proud Marylander?) and spices the crab meat just the right amount without taking away from the taste of the crab.
For this dip, the more Old Bay Seasoning, the better!
Where To Find Lump Crab Meat
I found the lump crab meat at the fish counter in my local grocery store.
Most grocery stores carry lump crab meat.
In addition, you can find it at any local seafood market.
Want to learn more about lump crab meat?
Check out this article from Southern Living: This Is What You Need To Know About Lump Crab.
Lastly, here are a few more crabby posts from us:
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