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Apr 12 2010

Spinach and Artichoke Dip, featuring King Crab

Published by at 9:06 pm under appetizers,Cooking at Home

Spinach and Artichoke Dip is usually a preferred appetizer that most people order at restaurants. Who can resist the cheesy goodness of this dip that includes vegetables that are good for you? Doesn’t make you feel too guilty, right? So with that, we made our own version of Spinach and Artichoke Dip… but with the addition of King Crab meat! That extra layer of flavor really goes well with the cheese, spinach, and artichokes. This is an easy dip to prepare that will be a hit at any party and gathering. Serve it with some tortilla chips, toasted baguettes, or even pita bread. I promise you won’t feel crabby!

Here's what you'll need to prepare a casserole-sized dip that will feed about 8 people: 6 cups fresh baby spinach, 2 shallots thinly sliced, 1 lb. king crab meat, 2 cups marinated artichoke hearts, 8 oz. cream cheese cut into cubes, 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning, 1 tsp paprika, and salt and pepper to taste. Sauté the spinach with shallots in some butter until spinach wilts, about 2 mins. If you don't have fresh spinach, frozen spinach (thawed) will be just fine.

Combine all of the yummy ingredients in a baking dish and sprinkle the top with paprika for color. Bake this at 375 degrees for about 12-15 minutes, or until the top begins to brown.

If you like a lot of cheese, then I would suggest adding more Parmesan cheese and/or cream cheese to the mixture. For us, we prefer to keep it lighter, yet flavorful. This way, we can really taste the textures of the crab, artichokes, and spinach. Give this recipe a try and alter it to your preference!

Just for your reference, here are other recipes we made using crab:
Spicy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Asparagus Crab Soup – Also Known As Vietnamese Sup Mang Cua
Crab Jambalaya with Catfish
Baked Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Crab, Spinach and Artichoke Dip

33 responses so far

33 Responses to “Spinach and Artichoke Dip, featuring King Crab”

  1. Sandyon 12 Apr 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I always thought this was such a complex dish to make when I ordered it at restaurants. It doesn’t look too hard at all! And it looks like it will be such a great hit at parties. ;)

  2. Simon Food Favouriteson 12 Apr 2010 at 9:23 pm

    oh yum king crab. how did you buy this? in a can or fresh? i bought Alaskan King Crab for xmas last year from fish markets and it’s great. so much meat! :-)

  3. thefoodaddictson 12 Apr 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Sandy – Yeah, it’s really easy! (At least our version anyway). It’s a perfect appetizer at parties!

    Simon – We used king crab meat from a can, but of course fresh would be superb! Sounds like you had a nice feast of king crab last Christmas. Lucky you!

  4. denise @ quickies on the dinner tableon 12 Apr 2010 at 10:42 pm

    How can anyone go wrong with a combination like this? Absolutely scrumptious and a great idea for parties :)

  5. MaryMohon 12 Apr 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Mmm…delicious. I know I will enjoy this dip. This would be so good for parties. Thanks for sharing.

  6. tigerfishon 13 Apr 2010 at 12:27 am

    This dip looks very substantial.

  7. noobcookon 13 Apr 2010 at 4:23 am

    What a luxurious dip, love the crab meat :)

  8. Cookin' Canuckon 13 Apr 2010 at 5:31 am

    It looks as though this classic dip really got dressed up with the addition of king crab. Delicious!

  9. 5 Star Foodieon 13 Apr 2010 at 5:33 am

    The dip sounds terrific with the addition of king crab, fabulous!

  10. anncooon 13 Apr 2010 at 6:46 am

    Love all these ingredients. Good dip!

  11. Modern Comfort Foodon 13 Apr 2010 at 7:33 am

    Just splendid looking, Daniel. I’m not in king crab territory, but would like to try this with our local FL stone crabs. Many thanks for sharing.

  12. Rochelle (Acquired Taste)on 13 Apr 2010 at 7:56 am

    Yum! Love some spinach and artichoke dip! I may sub the cream cheese for plain 0% yogurt to cut some of the calories, but i bet the cream cheese in this is fantastic!

  13. Alisaon 13 Apr 2010 at 8:47 am

    That looks delicious! I really have to work on a dairy-free version.

  14. Debbyon 13 Apr 2010 at 10:39 am

    This looks so yummy. I don’t understand why some of the famous food critics say seafood & cheese don’t mix. I think there are certain instances where they are very complimentary, (such as this).

  15. graceon 13 Apr 2010 at 11:33 am

    as someone who hovers around the dip at any given party, i give this two thumbs up. not only would i be hovering, but i’d also be fending off other guests and hogging to myself. :)

  16. Shamrocks and Shenaniganson 13 Apr 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I have made this in every variation you can think of and it is always good! I have a variation without carb on my blog too. Always it a hit at every bbq or party!
    Shamrocks and Shenanigans

  17. Reenion 13 Apr 2010 at 5:25 pm

    You really kicked up artichoke dip with your King Crab! Sounds totally delicious! I love it.

  18. Sashaon 13 Apr 2010 at 5:35 pm

    I bet this dip is a crowd pleaser. Good job = )

    You guys have a lovely blog!

  19. rebeccasubbiahon 13 Apr 2010 at 7:58 pm

    oh wow this looks heavenly another great crab recipe looking it
    I write the blog for an Alaskan seafood company could I feature it and link to you?
    rebeccasubbiah at yahoo dot com

  20. Lazaroon 13 Apr 2010 at 8:01 pm

    The addition of King Crab meat really takes the dish to a different division. Inspired choice. Gourmet dip for sure.

  21. The Sudden Cookon 13 Apr 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Love the last pix so much!! Sigh wish I could serve this one day @ one of my parties…..
    .-= The Sudden Cook´s last blog ..Egg and Bacon Puffs =-.

  22. Pennyon 14 Apr 2010 at 5:42 am

    This looks absolutely delicious. My daughter-in-law makes a killer spinach artichoke dip. The addition of crab meat is gilding the lily. Will suggest it to her. Thanks for visiting my blog. Will be back here often.
    .-= Penny´s last blog ..Black Bean Tart With Chili Crust =-.

  23. Barbara Bakeson 14 Apr 2010 at 6:19 am

    This would be a big hit at a party. Great idea to add the crab.
    .-= Barbara Bakes´s last blog ..Daring Cooks Brunswick Stew =-.

  24. kristyon 14 Apr 2010 at 6:57 am

    Oh Kissy, this looks great and love everything you added in there especially those cheese!
    .-= kristy´s last blog ..Simple Mini Okonamiyaki =-.

  25. Caraon 14 Apr 2010 at 8:07 am

    I love crab dip and spinach artichoke dip – mixing them together sounds great!

  26. connieon 14 Apr 2010 at 10:37 am

    Mmmm absolute the best dip you will ever eat.
    The colored chips gives a very colorful display.
    Daniel & Krissy good choice for a party dip.

  27. Sook @ My Fabulous Recipeson 14 Apr 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Oh I love the dip! I am crazing it now!!
    .-= Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes´s last blog ..Red Coconut Curry with Shrimp and Scallops =-.

  28. Sophieon 15 Apr 2010 at 12:47 am

    What a superb & tasty looking dip!!

    It screams: EAT ME!!!!

  29. Linn @ Swedish home cookingon 15 Apr 2010 at 2:42 am

    What a great idea for a dip! I’ve never tried anything like that but it sounds really yummy.
    .-= Linn @ Swedish home cooking´s last blog ..Swedish Crêpes =-.

  30. Liren @ Kitchen Worthyon 15 Apr 2010 at 8:04 am

    You had me at King Crab. Mmmm!!!
    .-= Liren @ Kitchen Worthy´s last blog ..Striking Gold in a Desert Farmer’s Market =-.

  31. Adamon 24 Apr 2010 at 8:14 pm

    You had me at King Crab. Mmmm!!!
    .-= Liren @ Kitchen Worthy´s last blog ..Striking Gold in a Desert Farmer’s Market =-.

  32. Nickon 25 Apr 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Mmmm absolute the best dip you will ever eat.
    The colored chips gives a very colorful display.
    Daniel & Krissy good choice for a party dip.

  33. ryanon 23 Nov 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I’m a sucker for a great spinach and artichoke dip! This sounds excellent! :D

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