Crab

Among seafood, crab is elegant yet affordable. These easy recipes for crab make any seafood meal special, including crab seafood salad, hot crab dip, and crab rangoon.

Corn Crab Cakes with Chipotle Mayonnaise

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Let guests select the heat level of these Southern-style croquettes by adding the piquant sauce to taste.

Total: 35 mins

Crab Mornay

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Natural and processed Swiss cheese make the sauce for this seafood recipe extra smooth and creamy.

Total: 30 mins

Panfried Soft-Shell Crabs

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When Chesapeake Bay blue crabs are unavailable for this recipe, substitute other sweet, succulent crab meats, such as Dungeness, King, or snow crab. Cook fresh crab meats within 24 hours or use frozen, canned, or pasteurized. Chesapeake Bay blue crabs shed their shells and grow new ones more than 20 times during their life span. During the brief stage right after they molt and before their new shells harden, they are completely edible.

Broiled Crab Legs

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Basil and lemon zest add fresh flavor to the melted butter served with these no-fuss crab legs.

Total: 15 mins

Miniature Crab Cakes

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Homemade crab cake appetizers will be the hit at summer parties or holiday entertaining.

Peanut Crusted Crab Cakes

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These easy chunky crab cakes get a Southern embellishment and extra crunch with a coating of chopped peanuts.

Brunch Seafood Strata (12 servings)

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You can substitute crab-flavored fish (surimi) pieces, flaked, for the cooked shrimp and crab in this delicious breakfast casserole.

Open-Face Crab Ciabatta

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Try this simple crab salad topping on toasted ciabatta or French bread for lunch.

Baked Flounder with Shrimp-and-Crab Stuffing

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This Cajun-style fish is stuffed with crab and shrimp--a hearty, flavorful dinner for seafood lovers.

Herbed Crab Salad

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This appetizer gets it start from purchased crab salad, making it a snap to prepare.

How to Make Crab Salad

Knowing how to make a crab salad sandwich is what sets apart a gourmand from a run-of-the-mill cook. Anyone can whip up a tuna melt or a ham and cheese sub, but a crab salad is a lunch that is equally suited to a damask tablecloth or a picnic basket.

How to Cook Crab Legs

Are you in the mood for seafood, but not quite up to a night out at your local crab shack? Maybe it's time to break out the mallets and crackers at home and learn how to cook crab legs right in your own kitchen. Not only do crab legs make for a fun and unique addition to your normal rotation of meals, but preparing them in your oven's broiler is surprisingly simple. You can have them ready in just a matter of minutes.

How to Make Crab Cakes

Crab cakes are a regional favorite in coastal areas across the U.S., especially in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, where blue crabs are plentiful (though other types of crab meat will do just fine). Recipes for how to make crab cakes vary a bit by region, with some versions using significantly more bread crumbs or "fillers" than others. But they all have one thing in common: fresh and delicious crab meat.

Filet with Crab Topping

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Special dinners call for an impressive meal. This one shows off a beef tenderloin steak wrapped in bacon and topped with a rice and crabmeat accent.

Total: 40 mins

Maryland Crab Cakes with Horseradish Sauce

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This bite-size version of an East Coast classic makes a terrific appetizer for any party.

Surimi Rolls

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Crab and Swiss Strata

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A breakfast or brunch seafood egg casserole recipe that can be made ahead and baked the next day.

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