Hancock Gourmet’s Maine Lobster Dip

By: Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co., Topsham, Maine

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This is a Maine lobster dip or spread that can be served either cold or warm.

Ingredients

Cream cheese, 16 oz.
Cooked Maine lobster meat, 2 cups
Finely chopped onion, 2 tbsp.
Horseradish, 1 tbsp.
Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp.
Hot pepper sauce (add more to taste), 1/2 tsp.
Chopped blanched almonds, 1/4 cup
Sliced almonds (with skin), 1/4 cup

Directions

Using food processor, lightly chop the blanched almonds.
Using same processor, lightly chop onion.
Place onions in a large bowl and add the horseradish, worchestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce and mix together.
Add cream cheese and continue mixing together.
Cut/chop Maine lobster meat into small pieces (apporximately 1/4-1/2 ” diameter)
Fold in Maine lobster meat and chopped almonds with the cream cheese mixture
Top with the sliced almonds

The dip may be served cold as is or may be served warm.  To serve warm, place dip in an ovenproof dish and put in a 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until it starts to bubble.  Remove from oven let it sit for 5-7 minutes.  It’s best served warm, not hot with crackers or crusty bread.

This dip is also excellent for a bagel spread or bruschetta.