Red Piquillo Peppers and Crab Dip

Red Piquillo Peppers and Crab Dip

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 7 min
  • Total: 17 min
  • Serving: Serves 6

Even though their red color suggests otherwise, Piquillo peppers are not spicy but mild and sweet. If you can’t find jarred Piquillo peppers use red roasted peppers instead.


  • 1 pound lump crab
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup crème fraîche
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons snipped chives
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup Romano cheese, shredded
  • 1, 9-ounce jar piquillo peppers, drained and cut into strips


  1. Preheat your oven broiler.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the crab, mayonnaise, crème fraîche, parsley, chives, mustard, lemon juice and 3/4 cup of the Romano cheese; blend well.
  3. Evenly distribute the mixture into an 8x11-inch baking dish and sprinkle with the piquillo peppers and the remaining 1/4 cup Romano cheese.
  4. Place in broiler for about 7 minutes. Serve hot with crackers or toasted pita wedges.


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