Combine cheese, crab/shrimp, and chilies. Add seasoning to taste.
Cut bread in half lengthwise, spread dip on top of both sides of bread, sprinkle more cheese on top of the bread halves.
Cook in oven at 350 for 10 minutes, covered with aluminum foil.
Take off foil, turn oven to broil for 5 minutes- watch carefully! Cook until slightly browned.
Slice and serve warm.
- Southwest Style - Use chopped cilantro (1 cup), crushed real garlic (2 cloves), crushed red pepper flakes, a little pepper to taste. I have also substituted the canned green chilies for diced fresh jalapeños for a spicy taste.
- Italian Style - Use oregano, thyme, and/or basil. There are generic "Italian Seasoning" spices most people have for things such as spaghetti. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese instead of using the mozzarella again.
- Other variations depend on your taste! Use crab, shrimp, or even tuna with any combination of your favorite spices. Use different kind of chilies- different levels of spicy depending on your tastes. You could do a red based crab and cheese bread- add diced tomatoes and or combine a can of tomato paste instead of mayo. Or for a creamier version , substitute softened cream cheese for the mayo.