Irish's Crab Butter

Course : Dips
Serves: 1
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Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
1 jar cocktail sauce
1 cup cream cheese
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon garlic -- crushed (or a instant garlic)
6 ounces crab meat
1 large onion -- chopped fine
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
 

Preparation / Directions:

Allow butter and cream cheese to soften before starting. Mix mayo, butter and cream cheese. Do not use a blender, as the mixture will get soupy. Add lemon juice, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, etc. to taste. Mix in crab (or whatever) and onion. Of the choices, I feel crab is the best. 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 and Crab. I usually use Crosse and 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. NOTES: * 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. Yield: Serves 6 glutt


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