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Ingredients

1 lb. Phillips Claw Crab Meat, divided
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh dill
1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh chives or green onion
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley
2 tsp. lemon zest
1 garlic cloves, grated
1 (7-inch) celery stalk, strings removed, chopped
8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup diced Persian cucumbers, skin on
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. Phillips Seafood Seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt, or to taste

Garnish:
fresh chopped dill
fresh chopped chives
Persian cucumbers (sliced, spirals, and ribbons or desired shape)
lemon slices
Phillips Seafood Seasoning
Phillips Claw Crab Meat (reserved from recipe)
assorted crackers

Cooking Instructions
  • Finely mince the dill, chives, parsley, lemon zest and grated garlic in a food processor or by hand.
  • Combine minced herbs, 4 oz. crab meat, celery, cream cheese, cucumber, lemon juice, seafood seasoning and salt in a food processor bowl or mixing bowl. Process or mix until well combined.
  • Lightly fold in 8 oz. crab meat into cheese mixture. Line a 2-cup bowl or the empty Phillips crab can with plastic wrap. Press crab spread into can, and cover. Refrigerate for an hour or overnight. Note: spread can be served immediately after making but gains flavor if chilled for at least 1 hour.
  • To serve: unwrap crab and cheese spread. Sprinkle with fresh chopped dill and chives. Set in the center of a serving platter, then place cucumber slices, cucumber ribbons, cucumber spirals and lemons around crab spread, as well as assorted crackers. Sprinkle with Phillips Seafood Seasoning. Top with the remaining 4 oz. Phillips Claw Crab Meat. Allow guests to build their own Cool as a Cucumber Appetizer.
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