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This week Jeff Tunks, Chef of the restaraunt Penn Commons in Washington DC, shares his recipe for Spicy Chesapeake Crab Dip.

Spicy Chesapeake Crab Dip with Grilled Country Bread

• 8 oz softened cream cheese
• 8 oz sour cream
• 1 tbsp mayonnaise
• 1 clove garlic minced
• 1 piece scallions sliced thin
• 1 each lemon, juiced
• 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
• 1 tbsp Cholula Hot Sauce
• 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
• 1 tsp dry mustard
• 1 lb lump crabmeat
• ½ cup pepper jack cheese, grated
• 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• salt & pepper to taste
• 1 Baguette Loaf


In a large mixing bowl combine softened cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, minced garlic, lemon juice, Worcestershire, Cholula Hot Sauce, Old Bay Seasoning and dry mustard. Mix together well. Fold in cleaned crabmeat and 1/2 of grated pepper jack cheese. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Place mixture in lightly oiled pie tin or small Pyrex square pan. Top with remaining grated cheese. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until bubbly hot. Finish with chopped parsley. Slice baguette on bias, brush with olive oil and grill to golden brown. Serve on side for dipping.

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