When I think about certain seasons of the year or holiday occasions there are a few flavours that come to mind. Crab Dip has been a staple at our family event for years, regardless of the season.
I will always remember this Crab Dip recipe first and foremost as a Christmas dish. In recent years however we started making the crab dip more frequently and for variety of occasions. After-all, why wait until once a year to make something so simple and so delicious? That said, my mom makes it better than anyone else! Isn’t it funny how two people can make the same recipe and it not taste the same?
I last made the crab dip for Little Dude’s Fishing themed birthday party and it was a huge hit! The adults were the ones indulging for the most part, but I received many compliments that I was happy to accept. At the birthday party I decorated the platter with a red bell pepper crab and served the crab dip with ritz crackers.
It wasn’t until one of the little party guests took over the ritz crackers that I noticed one of the adults using chips to eat the dip. Chips and dip are always a perfect pair! I’m not sure why I hadn’t thought to pair this dip with plain chips before.
Fast forward 6 months later… I have been trying to find a time to get a few moms together most of whom have all had a baby in the past 6 months and could really use a girls’ night. I knew a chick flick (that we likely wouldn’t watch) was in order, wine and a snack or two.
This crab dip recipe immediately came to mind which meant I just needed to consider what type of wine would pair nicely with it. I am not an expert when it comes to wine pairing and really didn’t want to resort to the default selections for food pairing so I had a little chat with the “wine guy” at NB Liquor who suggested that a sauvignon blanc would pair well with the crab and bring out the sweetness of the fish while not overpowering the flavours. And, lucky for me, Woodbridge wine and Miss Vickie’s chips are running a promotion at NB Liquor (May 1 – May 29, 2019) where you receive a free bag of chips with the purchase of a bottle of Woodbridge wine. A steal of a deal, the perfect pairing for my crab dip and not to mention super convenient for my girls’ night prep.
Enjoy this recipe with friends and family – be sure to PIN it for later, you’re going to want to make this crab dip again and again!
PS Don’t skip the onions!
- 1 can Crab meat 1 6 oz. can, drained
- 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
- 2 Tbsp Ketchup
- 1/2 pkg Cream Cheese (softened) 4 oz.
- 3 Tbsp French salad dressing
- 2 Tbsp Finely chopped onion
- Mix well & chillStore in refrigerator.NOTE: Best when prepared the day before serving for the flavours to blend.