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                            IRISH'S CRAB BUTTER
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   c            Butter
    1       c            Cream cheese
      1/4   c            Mayonnaise
    6       oz           Crab meat
    1       lg           Onion, chopped fine
                         Cocktail sauce
    2       T            Lemon juice
      1/2   t            Garlic, crushed (or a
                         -pinch of instant garlic)
    1       T            Worcestershire sauce
 
   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 & Crab.  I usually use
   Crosse & 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 gluttons.
   
   : Difficulty:  easy.
   : Time:  5 minutes preparation, 2 hours cooling.
   : Precision:  approximate measurement OK.
   
   : Larry Tepper
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