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Aztec world artichoke-crab dip

Aztec world artichoke-crab dip

1 pound snow crab meat

6 ounces frozen artichoke hearts, thawed

1/2 cup cooked black beans

1/4 cup heavy cream

4 ounces (1 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese

4 ounces (1 cup) shredded Monterey jack cheese

2 teaspoons salt, or to taste

2 teaspoons ground pepper, or to taste

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon chopped shallots

2 ounces chopped spinach (about 1/2 cup packed fresh leaves)

Makes about 3 cups.

Shred crab into a medium saucepan. Add the artichoke hearts, beans, cream, cheeses, salt, pepper, garlic, Worcestershire, shallots and spinach. Bring to a slow boil over medium-low heat, stirring often to keep mixture from becoming a lumpy mass. (Or place in a microwave-safe bowl and heat through at medium power, about 5 minutes.) Serve warm.

Nutrition information per tablespoon: 35 calories (48 percent from fat) 2 g fat, 11 mg cholesterol, 3 g protein, 1 g carbohydrate, 0.1 g fiber, 223 mg sodium.

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