Hot Crab Dip in a Lemon-Garlic Baguette
Hot Crab Dip in a Lemon-Garlic Baguette

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Hot Crab Dip in a Lemon-Garlic Baguette
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Hot Crab Dip is already amazing, but stuffing it into a Lemon-Garlic butter toasted baguette takes it straight into the stratosphere. Salting the bread with lemon salt is a key element to this recipe, so don't skip that step! It takes minimal effort to whip up the lemon salt and you'll have it on hand for all sorts of other dishes as well. It's worth it.
Serves: 10-15
Loaf Ingredients:
  • large loaf of Italian bread (I bought a poppyseeded one!)
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • lemon salt
Hot Crab Dip Ingredients:
  • 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, free of shells
  • 1 cup grated pepper jack cheese (spring for the good stuff!)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan (plus more shaved off for topping)
  • 1/4 cup green onions, minced (plus more for topping)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (I used Tabasco)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment or foil. Use a serrated knife to slice your loaf in half lengthwise and then pull out the innards, making a mostly hollow bread "boat" out of each side. Mix the melted butter and teaspoon of garlic and brush it over the loaves, concentrating on the sides that will be exposed while baking but not neglecting the center well. Sprinkle lemon salt over the bread (maybe 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon over each), again focusing on the sides. Set this aside.
  2. Gently mix all crab dip ingredients together in a large bowl. Remember when salting the mixture that your bread is salted, so go easy -- you can always add more lemon salt later as a finishing step if you find you need it. Spoon it into your prepared bread and bake for 40 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through and keeping an eye on your bread. Cover it with foil if it starts to burn (mine never did.) With around 10 minutes left, top the dip with Parmesan shavings. Pull it out of the oven, let it cool for around 10 minutes, top it with fresh green onions, and serve in slices.


Hot Crab Dip in a Lemon-Garlic Baguette

16 Comments on Hot Crab Dip in a Lemon-Garlic Baguette

  1. Elle
    February 4, 2015 at 4:21 am (6 years ago)

    You summed up PERFECTLY how great hot yoga is, and how great you feel afterwards. Okay, it’s not for everyone, but I have become addicted and go 3 times a week. Love it. And love that dip recipe – really want to try this on the weekend 🙂

  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    February 4, 2015 at 7:41 am (6 years ago)

    Hot yoga is TOUGH! Good on ya for doing it!
    Ad this dip sounds SO good! Loving that cheesy, warm goodness! Pinned!

  3. amanda @ fake ginger
    February 4, 2015 at 8:28 am (6 years ago)

    Now I really, really, really want to try hot yoga! Also, I really want to try this dip!

  4. REnee @ Two in the Kitchen
    February 4, 2015 at 8:49 am (6 years ago)

    This looks SO tasty!! I’ve never tried Hot Yoga, though I’ve heard great things about it!! 🙂

  5. Julia
    February 4, 2015 at 10:31 am (6 years ago)

    I have done hot yoga once and it was awesome but seriously hot! I need to try it again. This hot crab dip looks so darn yummy and paired with a lemon baguette–I mean!

  6. Shinee
    February 4, 2015 at 11:19 am (6 years ago)

    Wow, this DIP!!! Sounds amazing. I’d go to hot yoga, if someone would bring me this dip as a reward. Haha

  7. Anna | ANNAdventure
    February 4, 2015 at 11:31 am (6 years ago)

    I tried hot yoga and I almost died. I got heat exhaustion and spent all night shivering in cold sweat. I had to drink coconut water and Pedialite… the next day was no better I had a terrible migraine. I was okay for the first 45 minutes of class but the next 45 I should have just left. I did hydrate as recommended (even more actually because I know how much I sweat). I had my coconut water and everything but nope I didn’t make it through. I am a bit jealous because my husband was fine and he loved it… I only wish I could make it through and feel the same way. Anyways, back to your delicious post. OMG this looks SOOOOOOOO good! Mmmm can’t wait to try it 🙂

    • Julie Ruble
      February 4, 2015 at 2:57 pm (6 years ago)

      GIRL WHAT! I’m so sorry!!! I will say that my class is only 45 minutes so maybe that’s why I can handle it!

  8. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough
    February 4, 2015 at 12:10 pm (6 years ago)

    I want to cozy up into that baguette right alongside the dip. So much yum! (PS not sure how ridiculously belated I am on this, but I love the site design!)

  9. Susan@LunaaCafe
    February 4, 2015 at 1:12 pm (6 years ago)

    LOVE crab and will definitely try this dip. In fact wish I had that baguette right now. But hot yoga? I admire you for going for it. But regular yoga for wimps is hot enough for me. 🙂

  10. Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen
    February 4, 2015 at 2:36 pm (6 years ago)

    Wow, this looks delicious and beautiful! I just started trying vinyasa flow yoga, haven’t tried hot yoga yet but you make it sound nice!

  11. Nutmeg Nanny
    February 4, 2015 at 9:01 pm (6 years ago)

    I want this dip right now! There is a bar in our town that make something similar and it’s my favorite!

  12. eat good 4 life
    February 4, 2015 at 10:32 pm (6 years ago)

    This looks sensational. I must make this soon. Loving the crab meat in this.

  13. Lauren
    February 15, 2015 at 5:41 pm (6 years ago)

    Yoga is the best. Of all ways to work out, it’s definitely my favorite! Also, this crab dip looks RIDICULOUS. I feel like I need to have a party just to have an excuse to make it.


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