Big Daddy Crab Spread

 

1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon Big Daddy Port (or any sherry you have on hand)
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 pinch of salt

tsp black pepper

tsp garlic powder
1 pinch of Cayenne pepper
2 (3-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 pound crumbled crab (options: 1 pound shrimp, shelled, de-veined, and cooked or if you have shellfish allergies you can use imitation crab)
Paprika, for garnish

Put all the ingredients except the crab (or shrimp or imitation crab) and paprika into a food processor. Process until well mixed. Drop in crab (shrimp or imitation crab) and process until it is at your desired consistency. (This recipe can be pureed to a smooth consistency or left with chunky pieces of crab/shrimp/imitation crab). Garnish with paprika. Serve on crackers as an appetizer.

 

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