Lemony Crab Spread

Lemony Crab Spread Recipe

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My Dad used to love anything lemon flavored, from teas to entrees to baked goods. If it was lemon, it suited him well!

I used to make this spread as an appetizer for many family get togethers, and particularly for his birthday.

NOTE: May garnish with lemon wedges if desired. Imitation lobster or a combination yields tasty results as well!


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15 Min


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  • 1 lb
    crabmeat (imitation, may use half crab, half lobster)
  • 1/4 c
    chives (finely chopped)
  • 1
    lemon rind, grated
  • 4 tsp
    lemon juice (fresh)
  • 1 c
    sour cream (may use nonfat or light if desired)
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Lemony Crab Spread


  1. Separate crabmeat until finely shredded.
  2. In medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add crabmeat, mix and chill (preferably overnight as the flavors mingle!)
  3. Serve with crackers.

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About Lemony Crab Spread

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers, Spreads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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