A neat twist on a familiar dip. Chefs Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross recommend using a thin and crispy pizza crust, such as Boboli, as the base. Sure to be a hit with cocktails.
- 1 thin prepared pizza crust
- 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, water-packed and drained
- 4 ounces lump crabmeat or 4 ounces backfin crab meat
- 2⁄3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2⁄3 cup light mayonnaise (i use regular)
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄4 cup pitted kalamata olive, sliced and drained well
- 1⁄4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
- Heat oven according to the pizza crust directions and heat the pizza until it is light golden brown, Remove pizza and set aside, leaving the oven on.
- Chop the artichoke hearts and combine with the crabmeat, cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, salt and pepper, stirring to mix well.
- Spread over the pizza crust, and sprinkle with the olives.
- Return the pizza to the oven and bake 12 to15 minutes, or until the top is slightly browned and bubbling along the edges.
- Remove and sprinkle with the red bell pepper.
- Slice into small squares and serve with remoulade sauce, if desired.
This was really good! I omitted the chopped red pepper and added a few sundried tomatoes on only a little of the pizza because not everyone wanted them. I think this would also be great with baby shrimp. I will make this again.
Extremely wonderful! This beats "Pappa Johnnie's" by a mile! Perfect for a fun nite of entertaining, or for a group at a football festivis! I made my own pizza crust, and tried to get it thin, but it tasted perfect whatever way it came out. I followed this exactly, except used regular mayonnaise instead of low-fat. Keep the recipes, coming, duonyte! So good! Thanks for posting!
I make lots of variations on crab dip as we catch a lot of crab, vacuum seal and freeze it. It gets frozen in big or small bags (not sure of weight)-I used a small bag for this! I find low fat mayo a bit sickly sweet in large quantities, so added in the juice of half a of lemon and a splash of worcestershire to balance that out. I left out the olives, added in one green onion and made this on a flat Turkish bread rather than a pizza base. Our guests (and the two of us) devoured this with drinks before dinner. Thanks so much for posting our new favourite variation! Next time I make this, I'll hold off the guests to get a photo!