Greetings you wonderful Kate the Almost Great fans! I am Eloise and I blog over at my little corner of the internet machine known as Awkward Giraffe. Big thanks to Kate for letting me get in on this guest post action!
I was lucky enough to recently spend an entire week in Kate’s beautiful home state of Maine. We asked my Nana to choose the location of our next family reunion, she said she’d always wanted to go to Maine, so we went to Maine!
My aunt knew a lobsterman (Google just told me that’s what they’re called, I swear!) named Rusty who offered to take us out on his boat and let us help catch our dinner.
He was an awesome old salty dude who explained everything in detail and answered all our stupid questions with a smile. His son was helping him out that day, and did most of the work while Rusty socialized with us.
We took home 30 lbs of fresh caught lobster, which turned into dinner for 21 that night.
Also, that night I made my famous spicy crab dip for the appetizer, which I will now share with you, you lucky ducks!
Yes, of course I always wear red lipstick in the kitchen! You don’t?
1 8 oz package cream cheese (Make your life easier by letting it sit out ahead of time so it softens.)
4 to 6 oz shredded crab
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, minced (I usually add more. I looooooooove garlic.)
1/2 cup finely chopped chives/green onions
1/2 tablespoon Creole mustard (I’ve used horseradish mustard too which was also delicious.)
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (Or less if you’re a big weenie about spicy food.)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Combine crab and lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix it all up thoroughly. Transfer to greased baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes or until the top turns a teensy bit golden brown.
Serve with crackers, pretzels, chips, bagel crisps, or whatever your heart desires. You can even add more mayo so it’s creamier and toss it with pasta and veggies. Or, if you’re really trying to get creative because, for example, you just made an entire batch for just you and your husband just so your could take pictures of it for a blog post, spread it on a salmon burger. Mmmm… SO DELICIOUS.
But seriously, so easy, so delicious, go impress all your friends. You’re welcome.
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This looks so good! Thanks for sharing, Eloise! You definitely want to check out her blog, y’all. Also, we’re nearing the end of the guest posts for the move, so regularly scheduled Kate the (Almost) Great programming returns soon!