*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                            Irish’s Crab Butter
 
 Recipe By     : Larry Tepper AT&T Information Systems, Denver
 Serving Size  : 0    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
  110      "g            butter
  240      g             cream cheese
   60      ml            mayonnaise
  150      g             crab meat
    1                    onion (medium to large, chopped fine)
           some          cocktail sauce
   30      ml            lemon juice
    2 1/2  ml            crushed garlic (or a pinch of instant garl
   15      ml            Worcestershire sauce
 
 1.  Allow butter and cream cheese to soften before starting.
 
 2.  Mix mayo, butter and cream cheese.  Do not use a blender, as the
 mixture will get soupy.
 
 3.  Add lemon juice, garlic, worcestershire sauce, pepper, etc. to taste.
 
 4.  Mix in crab (or whatever) and onion.  Of the choices, I feel crab is
 the best.
 
 5.  Chill at least two hours, cover with cocktail sauce.  This is an
 important part of the recipe.
 
 Author’s Notes:
     My first encounter with this dip came at a New Year’s party a few years
 ago.  I was standing by the munchies table trying not to embarrass myself
 too much, when a woman came up to me and pointed out this dip.  She
 explained to me that at a previous party she had lost control eating it and
 got a spoon! It’s incredibly rich, and requires a lot of will power not to
 eat too much.
 
     I recommend Wakefield crab meat, Shrimp or Shrimp & Crab. I usually use
 Crosse & Blackwell’s cocktail sauce, but feel free to use any kind that you
 trust. You can make your own simple cocktail sauce by mixing 3 parts catsup
 to 1 part horseradish and adding tabasco, garlic, worcestershire sauce to
 taste. Serve over Triscuits (they're nice and strong, to survive heavy
 scooping) or veggies.  Irish is the friend from whom I got this recipe.
 
 Difficulty    : easy.
 Precision     : approximate measurement OK.
 
                    
 
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 Per serving: 12444 Calories; 1379g Fat (98% calories from fat); 63g
 Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 3801mg Cholesterol; 14423mg Sodium