Preparation / Directions:
Cut top from bread and set aside. Hollow out the loaf, leaving a 1 1/2 to 2 inch thick shell.
Drain liquid from crab meat, reserving 1/4 cup. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth, add reserved crab liquid, then stir in the remaining ingredients except parsley and raw vegetables. Spoon mixture into hollowed-out loaf.
On a baking sheet, lay out 2 sheets of aluminum foil, each long enough to wrap the loaf, in a cross. Center bread shell on foil, cover with reserved top, and wrap all tightly in foil.
Bake in a preheated 250F (yes, this is correct) oven for 3 hours. Remove foil and top, sprinkle dip with parsley and serve.