If you have access to fresh crab meat (preferably Blue Crab), this recipe is a must try! This dip is often served at parties on Galveston Island, where we lived for more than 20 years. I find it to truly be the very best dip I’ve ever had, bar none!! And it’s ever so Atkins friendly! This also makes a great stuffing for stuffed mushrooms, but be sure you increase the crab if you use it that way. For Induction you should leave out the wine. Serve with your favorite low-carb crackers or good buttery crackers like Waverly Wafers for those not doing low-carb. This is not suitable until the Atkins OWL phase due to the wine.
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2 8-oz. pkgs. cream cheese
2 c. picked/cleaned crab meat
1/2 clove minced garlic
2 T. white wine
2 drops liquid Splenda (or 1/4 tsp. granular)
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 c. mayonnaise (preferably homemade)
DIRECTIONS: Soften cream cheese in a saucepan over boiling water or in a double boiler. Add all other ingredients and stir to blend. Heat and stir a couple minutes and dip onto your serving dish. Serve warm or at room temperature (I often use a chafing dish) with your favorite low-carb crackers. For those folks in your group not on low-carb, this is best served with Club Crackers, as the buttery, slightly sweet quality of the club crackers goes so well with this.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: It’s so hard to judge how much dip one individual will eat at a social gathering, so I provide the total recipe info for YOU to determine. If one assumes 8 servings, the information below is valid. You may find it serves 10 people or more. The original recipe is for double this amount and I found it would last all evening with a crowd of say 10-12 people. But I can never judge how far a dip will go at social gatherings. Depends on whether you have a couple people that pig out on it or everyone just has a few tastes.
Entire recipe has 2512 calories, 218g fat, 13.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 13.5g net carbs, 133g protein and 2690 mg sodium.
1/8th batch contains:
27.25 g fat
1.69 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 1.69 g NET CARBS
16.63 g protein
336 mg sodium