Makes:About 4 1/2 cups
This is one of those sinfully rich hot dips that you serve when you’re feeling retro. If you can find fresh crabmeat, go ahead and use it. But I have to tell you that canned is fine for this.
1 cupsour cream
3/4 teaspooncurry powder
1 teaspoondill weed
2 (6-ounce) canscrabmeat, drained and picked over
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke bottoms, drained and chopped
1/3 cup sliced almonds
Crackers, for serving
Heat oven to 350°F and butter a 12-inch gratin dish or a low-sided casserole.
Stir mayo, sour cream, curry powder, and dill together in a medium bowl. Add the crabmeat and artichokes and mix thoroughly. Scrape into the gratin dish and smooth the top. Strew with the almonds. You can prep this early in the day and keep the dip covered in the refrigerator.
Bake the dip for about 20 minutes (longer if it’s been refrigerated), until hot and bubbling around the edges. Serve it right away, with a stack of crackers and a spoon.
Beverage pairing:Donabaum Grüner Veltliner “Johann,” Austria. Grüner’s grassiness always complements artichokes, while the minerality and pepper in this one will also beautifully complement the crab.
This recipe, while from a trusted source, may not have been tested by the CHOW food