Then, Hurricane Hugo paid us a visit and left a path of destruction across the Lowcountry. The restaurant was once again destroyed and rebuilt! After years of serving great food at reasonable prices to families, they became an upscale pricey restaurant catering to the fine dining crowd. After eating at the restaurant for many years I dined there only once after this change and $300 later (yes, there was four alcoholic drinks involved in that bill for two) I came away with a full belly but with a lot less money in my wallet. It was the same quality of food that I used to enjoy when we ate there when the prices were affordable for many families the atmosphere was just not as rustic.
Below is their simple but delicious crab dip recipe so that you can indulge in some of Charleston’s history that I was lucky enough to live.
Trawler Crab Dip
This delicious dip is 2 SmartPoints per tablespoon!
1 Cup Mayonnaise
1⁄2 Cup Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
2 Tablespoons French Dressing (orange one)
1 to 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon Horseradish (from dairy case)
Mix ingredients and chill until firm. Serve with Captain’s Wafers.
By changing to lighter versions of my ingredients, I was able to enjoy one of my favorite dips while maintaining a healthy diet.
Lite Trawler Crab Dip
This lite version is only 1 SmartPoint per 2 tablespoons!
1 Cup Reduced Fat Lite Mayonnaise
1⁄2 Cup 2% Milk Reduced Fat Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
2 Tablespoons Fat-Free French Dressing (orange one)
1 to 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon Horseradish (from the dairy case)
Mix ingredients and chill until firm. Serve with celery for no added points or light crackers.
I am thinking that plain unsweetened greek yogurt would also work well with this recipe. What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts and serving suggestions.