Crab /Shrimp Dip or Mold

Recipe by CarrolJ
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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 8
    ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8
    ounces mayonnaise (Hellman's or Best Foods preferred)
  • 1
    (10 1/2 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 14
    teaspoon black pepper
  • 1
    teaspoon msg
  • 14
    teaspoon onion powder
  • 1
    cup chopped celery
  • 2
    green onions, chopped (scallion style)
  • 3
    (4 ounce) cans crab (or both) or (4 ounce) cans shrimp, drained but saving the liquid in a separate container (or both)
  • IF MAKING A MOLD
  • 4
    (1/4 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin, with (optional)
  • 4
    tablespoons cold water, until softened, then microwave until a few seconds to dissolve (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine the first eight ingredients in a mixing bowl and blend well.
  • IF MOLDING mix the gelatin as instructed above and add to the bowl after microwaving.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the crab/shrimp liquid to the bowl and mix.
  • Mix in the celery and onions.
  • Add the crab/shrimp.
  • Refrigerate until well chilled or molded if necessary.
  • NOTE*** You can also make this recipe with imitation crab or shrimp but the flavor will not be as strong since you will not be able to add the canning liquid.
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