Wednesday, September 17, 2008


We cooked a mess of crabs the other night, and then picked the leftovers. So now, I am creating crab recipes. This was the first creation, and it's my own recipe. The Wal-Mart Deli had Havarti-Dill cheese, and it's really delicious in this spread. I grated it on the large holes of my box grater, then mixed it with the other ingredients. This spread has a good flavor, but you can taste the crab. It's actually quite addictive. You'll find yourself going back again and again, for just one more taste.

Havarti-Crab Spread
Rating: 9 out of 10
INGREDIENTS: 4 oz. Neufchatel cheese, softened
3/4 cup grated Havarti-Dill cheese, or Swiss cheese
2-3 Tbsp. fat-free half and half
1/8 tsp. smoked paprika
1/4 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
1/8 tsp. hot sauce
1-1/2 Tbsp. finely chopped green onion
1-1/4 cup crabmeat, picked over for cartilage and shells

In a medium bowl, mash the cheeses and half and half together with a spatula. Add remaining ingredients and mash well until everything is well combined. Refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors. Serve with crackers or veggies. Yield: about 1-1/2 cups spread

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