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Easy Crab Shack Recipes Right at Home

Crab RecipesNo matter how you boil, dip, or melt it, crab is one summer treat that you’ve got to have at least once while the weather’s still nice.


Yes, we’ve got a classic crab boil recipe, which is really a one-pot dinner with crayfish, corn on the cob, and potatoes, too. What could be easier? And we do mean “dip,” because one of our recipes is for warm jalapeño crab dip, a sure crowd-pleaser. And we do mean “melt,” too, as in “made with cream cheese” and heated for another perfect appetizer, one that bears no resemblance at all to the honorable tuna melt.


Of course no list of crab dishes would be complete without a recipe for the one-and-only top favorite: good ol’ crab cakes – easy, delicious, and fun to make. And speaking of easy, most of the crab recipes here come together in a jiffy, using either fresh lump crab meat or frozen. One of them has your name on it — a couple of times over.


We’re sure you’ll have nothing to crab about once you whip up a few of these great crab dishes.




Chile-Lime Crab Salad with Tomato and Avocado

Crab Recipes

Heirloom tomatoes and a kick from a jalapeño dressing make this a favorite summer salad.




Crab Cakes

Crab Recipes

Everybody loves this Maryland staple, but you don’t have to be in the Chesapeake Bay State to make them.




Crab Melt

Crab Recipes

No, it’s not like a tuna melt — not even close. Think “warm cream cheese” and “great appetizer.”




Baked Crab and Broccoli

Crab Recipes

Even family members who don’t like vegetables will eat up this delicious dish.




Warm Jalapeno-Crab Dip

Crab Recipes

The standard cheese dips reaches high and mighty levels of heartiness when you add crab.




Crab Boil

Crab Recipes

Much more than just a “boil,” this one-dish dinner comes with all the fixings for a complete meal.





Check out all these great crab salad recipes!






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