February is finally here, that can only mean one thing… my husband’s favorite “holiday”, Super Bowl Sunday (shocking, it’s not Valentine’s Day haha) is here. It goes without saying that we’re New England Patriot’s fans! Julian Edelman is bae, Bill Belichick is a football genius and Tom Brady is a football god. Enough said.
The truth is, as much as I’m excited to cheer on the Pats, I’m more excited for the food! Super Bowl eating is one of my all time favorites. Don’t get me wrong, I love fancy food, but I have a super soft spot for nice comfort snacky junk food. My parents never allowed much junk food in the house, so I would sneak it whenever I was at someone else’s house. I remember when I started making my own money in high school, it was during Girl Scout Cookie season and I bought myself boxes of Thin Mints and hid them in my bedroom. Not much has changed in that regards, except now I hide them in the freezer and no longer have the 16 year old metabolism. To this day, my favorite comfort foods are nachos, chips and dip, and French fries.
So, in honor of my love for dips and a nod to my heritage, I present to you my real crabmeat rangoon dip. Traditional Crab Rangoon is made with imitation crabmeat, which I love only because of the nostalgia. When I was putting this recipe together, I knew that I wanted to reinvent this and use real crabmeat. It was the perfect decision and the final product ended up being this creamy and luxurious dip.
I like serving this dip with whatever I have on hand, crackers, tortilla chips or oven baked wonton chips. Cut up bell peppers, baby carrots and celery sticks work well too. This is a perfect dip to serve or bring to a Super Bowl party!
Check out the recipe below, let me know what you think. Tag me on the ‘grams at @macaronsandlavender or #MLRecipes if you make this or any of my other recipes.