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Blue Crab Dip Recipe (Joe’s Crab Shack)

Joe’s Crab Shack is one of my favorite restaurants but they aren’t in Canada.   For those of you who love their favorite Blue Crab Dip Recipe, here is a copycat version of it that you will love.


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups crabmeat (canned is fine)
  • 1/4 cup diced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced mild red chili pepper
  • 1 tablespoon mild green chili pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Combine the cream cheese with crab, green onion, chili peppers, salt and white pepper in a medium bowl. Stir well to combine.
  3. Spread mixture into the bottom of an oven­safe dish. Use a wide dish for this so that the dip is only about an inch deep in the bottom.
  4. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the surface of the dip.
  5. Broil for 3 to 4 minutes or until the cheese on top begins to brown.
  6. Sprinkle paprika over the dip, followed by fresh minced parsley. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers for dipping.

Serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer.

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