Incredible crab or shrimp dip

My first encounter with this dip came at a New Year's party a few years ago. I was standing by the munchies table trying not to embarrass myself too much, when a woman came up to me and pointed out this dip. She explained to me that at a previous party she had lost control eating it and got a spoon!

It's incredibly rich, and requires a lot of will power not to eat too much.


(Serves 6 gluttons)


  1. Allow butter and cream cheese to soften before starting.
  2. Mix mayo, butter and cream cheese. Do not use a blender, as the mixture will get soupy.
  3. Add lemon juice, garlic, worcestershire sauce, pepper, etc. to taste.
  4. Mix in crab (or whatever) and onion. Of the choices, I feel crab is the best.
  5. Chill at least two hours, cover with cocktail sauce. This is an important part of the recipe.


I recommend Wakefield crab meat, Shrimp or Shrimp & Crab. I usually use Crosse & Blackwell's cocktail sauce, but feel free to use any kind that you trust. You can make your own simple cocktail sauce by mixing 3 parts catsup to 1 part horseradish and adding tabasco, garlic, worcestershire sauce to taste.

Serve over Triscuits (they're nice and strong, to survive heavy scooping) or veggies. Irish is the friend from whom I got this recipe.


Difficulty: easy.
Time: 5 minutes preparation, 2 hours cooling.
Precision: approximate measurement OK.


Larry Tepper 
AT&T Information Systems, Denver 
Recipe last modified: 22 Dec 83

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From: lat@druil (Larry Tepper)
Subject: RECIPE: Incredible crab or shrimp dip
Date: 30 Nov 85 10:36:37 GMT
Organization: Stanford University, Computer Systems Laboratory
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