Baked Crab Dip With Old Bay And Ritz Crackers

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Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 6

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Baked Crab Dip With Old Bay And Ritz Crackers

Ingredients

· Unsalted butter, for greasing the baking dish· 8 ounces fresh lump or jumbo lump crab meat· 4 ounces cream cheese, softened· 1/2 cup grated Parmesan· 3 tablespoons mayonnaise· 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice· 1 scallion, trimmed and minced, plus more for serving· 3/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, plus more for serving· 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt· 1/4 cup crushed Ritz crackers (from about 7 crackers), plus more whole crackers for serving· Sliced English cucumbers and other crackers, for serving

Instructions

Step 1Heat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a shallow, 2-cup capacity baking dish or ovenproof skillet with butter.Step 2In a medium mixing bowl, combine the crab meat, cream cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan, mayonnaise, lemon zest and juice, scallion, Old Bay and salt; mix with a fork until thoroughly combined. Scrape the mixture into the prepared baking dish and smooth into an even layer.Step 3In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan and the crushed Ritz crackers; sprinkle the mixture evenly over the dip.Step 4Bake for about 25 minutes, or until bubbling and golden brown on top. Dust lightly with Old Bay, sprinkle with a few minced scallions, and serve hot with sliced cucumbers and crackers.