Yesterday morning, I spotted a spider lurking around my dish rack. I was so grossed out by it I had to hose it down with water then turned on the garbage disposal to make sure it’s dead. One time, a waterbug crawled up my garbage disposal and it scared the bejesus out of me. I had to make sure that didn’t happen again. With that creepy crawler crawling through my clean dishes, I had to load everything in the dishwasher, dish rack included, to sanitize everything. I detest spiders don’t you?
Weird to be sharing that on a food blog but enough about spiders and let’s talk about food (if you’re still with me)! I’ve got a good one today. If you love crabs and if you love dips, this is a good one to make when company comes over. And it takes no time to make –don’t you just love that? I love the jalapeno pepper in here. It gives it heat but is not overpowering. Have a great weekend everyone!
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of milk (add a bit more if the sauce runs a bit thick)
- 1 (8 ounce) container of fresh lump crab meat (run your fingers through the meat and discard any shells or cartilage)
- 1 cup of shredded monterey jack cheese (feel free to add more or less to suit your palate)
- juice of half a lemon
- 4 scallions, finely chopped
- 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Position the baking rack in the center.
In medium saucepan add olive oil and butter. Let the butter melt and add garlic. Stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Then stir in flour and slowly whisk in milk. Cook until mixture thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Turn the heat off and stir in crab, 3/4 cup of cheese and lemon juice. Reserve 1 teaspoon of scallion and jalapeno and stir in the remaining scallion and jalapeno into the crab mixture. Transfer to a 1 quart baking dish (I used a 7″ x 7″ baking dish) and top with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Turn off the oven and then the broiler on. Broil for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Sprinkle the remaining teaspoon of scallion and jalapeno on top. Serve warm with melba toast or crusty bread.
Adapted from Recipe.com
74 thoughts on “Warm Jalapeno Crab Dip”
Sounds and looks yummy!
I detest spiders, too!!!
That dip looks so cheesy and yummy!
Thanks Nancy! 🙂
It looks amazing. I have a feeling this would be a HUGE hit in my house!
Spiders are the worst.
I am very cool with spiders. They don’t bother me in the least with the exception of a Brown Recluse because I still don’t know what they look like but I do know that they are very dangerous. I DO however DETEST water bugs and roaches.
But all that aside, this dip is a creeper–I mean, a keeper! 🙂
Haha… I hate bugs of all kinds.. Thanks for taking the time to comment. 🙂
I love it Anne,enjoy your week end too!!
Thanks Massi. You have a lovely weekend too!
eeeeeeek I hate spiders… but love this dip!!!
I don’t know what I hate worse…spiders or water bugs. Ewwww!! This dip, however, I think is great!
They’re equally yucky! Thanks Ashley, for stopping by! 🙂
Wow, do you deliver?? But hold the spiders….
Haha, you’re too funny! 😀
o my…this is so dang yum! My stomach is growling..
This is incredibly yummy crab dip! I’m not much of a seafood person, but when it comes to crabs (scallops, shrimps) I become a different person. 😛
Thanks Fae! 🙂
I loved this dip, the diced jalapeno topping at the end really adds some subtle heat.
Thank you my love! 🙂
I love crab dip and I’d bet I’d love it even more with the addition of jalapeños! Yum!
Thank you Dawn! 🙂
Summer’s great but it does bring out the creepy crawlies. I also do not deal well with them. I hope there are no more spiders because your kitchen is a sacred place…this dip looks really divine!
LOL, thanks Monica! Have a great weekend! 🙂
Eeks I don’t like spiders too so I can totally see the reason for turning on the garbage disposal to make sure it was gone:)
This crab dip looks marvelous Anne! Love all the scallions and the sound of the jalapeno peppers to give this some kick too:) The warm cheese would also surely win over any company. Have a great weekend Anne:)
You’re so sweet, thank you Kelly! 🙂 You have a lovely weekend too!
Your photographs are so beautiful! I love crab dip, it looks so appetizing on the melba toast!
Thank you so much! 🙂
Spiders creep me out, but they especially creep my husband out. If one shows up, I have to be the brave one and I scream like a little girl the entire time while he hides behind me also screaming like a little girl.
Beautiful dip, this looks delicious!
Oh Pamela, that’s such a hilarious story. Thank you for the laugh! 😀 My husband and I both are afraid of spiders. But when he has to remove it, he’ll do it even though he’s reluctant. Thank you for the lovely comment and have a fabulous weekend! 🙂
Yes, I hate spiders. When I’m called for duty I really need to build up the courage and try not to think about it. I get better with age, I think when I’m 90 I’ll be able to take care of them without flinching.
I’m with you about the spiders. You should see me gardening, can of Raid at my side. 🙂
This sounds like a great dip, Anne, and so easy to make. i can only imagine how good it must taste served slightly warm.Yum!
I think that’s why I don’t have a green thumb. I’m too terrified of bugs!!! 🙂 Thanks John for your lovely comment. Have a great weekend!
Wow, that does look good… Can’t say I’m normally a fan of seafood & creamy sauces but that looks truly delicious!
how beautiful! The dip sounds wonderful andd your photos are divine.
I hate anything that crawls that might tickle or bite me. 🙂
Spicy, cheesy and full of lump crab???? Pass the dish my way…it sounds amazing, Anne!
Spicy gooey deliciousness! A perfect appetizer for 4th of July celebration 🙂
I HATE spiders!!! And all bugs really. yuck. This dip, however, looks delicious. Such a great appetizer to serve!
Anne, this look so delish. I can imagine the sweetness and creaminess of the dip. I think I can eat a lot on its own too.
I’ve never tried this scrumptious dip, I’d like to indulge into it! Beautiful pictures too.
I love crab! And who doesn’t like a dip? So combining the two makes tons of sense! This looks terrific, with a nice hit of spiciness to it – and I like spicy, too! Did you make this with me in mind? 😉 Good stuff – thanks.
Oh my…I love the action shot putting it on the bread! I’ve been seeing a lot of spiders more than I’d like to…a tiny one was hanging above my kitchen sink on a web. Didn’t know it until it was going to get tangled up in my eye lashes! Ewww!
Pinning this recipe!
Ack! That would freak me out!!! I hate bugs of all kind. Thanks Gloria for commenting and for pinning! 🙂 HUGS!
We have spiders lurking in our kitchen too! I usually yell for my Dad to come get it haha. Your dip looks and sounds insanely good! I want to dip my little heart out.
haha, When I was living at home, I used to ask my brother to do it and he gets rid of them like it was nothing. Now my husband does it but I know he doesn’t want to. hee hee
Ooooh.. yum.. I love anything Mexican, but who would have thought to add crab to this. You took it to a whole new level. Very nicely done.
wonderful blog! Really like your recipes and the diversity and your photography so beautiful. I just started following you. thanks for stopping by earlier!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate the comment.
This sounds SO incredible!!! It’s everything I love in one dip! YUM!
Thank you Marie!
Spicy and cheesy always sounds good to me! What a great dip!
Crab dip is one of my favorite appetizers – I could easily turn it into a meal. I like the addition of jalapeno to give it an extra kick!
I love the jalapeno to add a little kick. I know someone who absolutely loves crab dip so I’m going to give your recipe a try next time I see her! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Jan, always a pleasure to hear from you. 🙂
I’m wondering how this might work in the slow cooker. We’ve got no AC in our present location, so I am averse to turning the oven on this month…
I LOVE crab… crab dip, crab salad, crab anything! Adding jalapeno to this dip must take it to a whole other level of fabulous!
Ooh Anne, this does look good. I can’t track down fresh crab meat but they do sell fresh crayfish meat in my local supermarket. I might give it a go with that.
Hi Anne, Thanks for liking my post. Your recipes and pictures look so good!
What type of milk did you use here?
I used 2%.
Thanks so much!
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Can this be prepared a day before?
I have never done it but I don’t see why not.
How many does this serve? Thanks!