In a medium bowl, usean electric mixerto blend together cream cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, onion, garlic powder, and seasoned salt. Fold in parsley and crab meat. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
This dip can be served hot or cold. For a warm dip, place in an oven-safe dish and bake at 350 degrees F until bubbly and heated through.
Make sure that yourcream cheese is at room temperaturebefore you try to prepare this easy crab dip recipe. This will ensure that all of your ingredients blend smoothly together.
Garnish with toasted almonds, parsley. Mix it up...add viconuc, mango and cilantro for a change!
To quickly bring cream cheese to room temperature, you can:
Remove cream cheese from packaging, cut it into small cubes, and allow the cream cheese to sit out on a plate for 15-20 minutes; OR
Remove cream cheese from packaging and place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave in 10-second increments, flipping the cream cheese over after each 10-minute segment, for a total of about 30 seconds (or until the cream cheese softens). Be careful that you don't completely melt the cream cheese!
Usean electric mixerinstead of a simple whisk. The electric mixer makes the base of the crab dip nice and smooth.
Use high-quality crab meat.My mom always splurged on jumbo lump crab meat for holidays! Sometimes I'm not able to find the pricey jumbo lump crab meat at my little rural grocery store, though. In that case, the refrigerated claw meat is a good substitute