Country Corn & Crab Dip

If you’ve ever driven eastbound across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, you may have noticed something new. The longstanding Hemingway’s Restaurant has reopened as Libbey’s Coastal Kitchen + Cocktails. It’s just one of the changes coming to Bay Bridge Marina, which was acquired by Petrie Ventures and McGrath Development in summer 2021.  

The restaurant is being managed by the team at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, which has a devoted following for their nearby inn and events venue. Keep an eye out for specials like dog-friendly happy hours and live local music, and enjoy complimentary dockage (two hours max) when dining by boat. Here is a sample from new executive chef Mauricio Quizhpi.

Country Corn & Crab Dip

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. lump crab
  • 2 oz. country ham, diced, plus some shredded for garnish
  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • ¼ sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 1 cup roasted corn
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Tabasco
  • ½ cup shredded jack cheese
  • ½ tsp minced garlic

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients and bake at 350º for 20 minutes or until hot throughout. Top with shredded roast ham, and serve with mini naan bread and wonton chips.