What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Timeless Classics: Neufchâtel Crab Dip! Easy seafood appetizers can be prepared in no time at all. By substituting miniature phyllo dough shells for snack crackers, the results are impressively gourmet. Who doesn’t love that WOW factor?! Make this appetizer the star of your next gathering. Everyone will thank you.
NEUFCHÂTEL CRAB DIP
1 6-ounce can crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed
1/2 cup lobster meat, chunk style
1 green onion, snipped
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 teaspoon lemon peel, finely shredded
1 teaspoon lemon juice
8-ounces Neufchâtel cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 cup Jalapeño Confetti Jelly*
15-count package miniature phyllo dough shells
Fresh dill sprigs
Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange phyllo shells on a baking sheet. Bake 5-7 minutes until crisp. Remove and set aside. In a medium bowl, toss crabmeat, lobster, and green onion snips in dill weed, shredded lemon peel, and lemon juice. In a another bowl, combine Neufchâtel cheese, mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, seasoned salt, and red pepper flakes. Mix well. Fold crabmeat mixture into mayonnaise mixture. Transfer dip to an oven-proof dish. Top with Jalapeño Confetti Jelly. Bake 20 minutes. Spoon warm crab dip into phyllo shells. Garnish with fresh dill sprigs. Serve warm.
*Follow the link for the recipe for Jalapeño Confetti Jelly.