This is one of those sinfully rich hot dips that you serve when you’re feeling retro. If you can find fresh crabmeat, go ahead and use it. But I have to tell you that canned is fine for this.
Beverage pairing: Donabaum Grüner Veltliner “Johann,” Austria. Grüner’s grassiness always complements artichokes, while the minerality and pepper in this one will also beautifully complement the crab.