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.See Popular Crab Recipes
Here's some tasty appetizers sure to impress your guests. The crabmeat-cream cheese filling is flavored with a bit of horseradish...sliced green onions and almonds add both crunch and color.
Crab-stuffed artichokes are a cherished and longstanding New Orleans tradition, served in many of the fine restaurants in the French Quarter and Garden District. Exquisite in both presentation and flavor.
New Orleans chefs often drown seafood in rich, spicy sauces, but here, chef Jason McCullar of Cure simply dresses sweet crabmeat (a Louisiana staple) in lemon-scented aioli. The crab salad is wonderful piled on hot dog buns like a New England lobster roll or arranged delicately on small rolls as hors d'oeuvres.
Most crab dips are full of mayonnaise, but Michael Symon's lighter version is more like a salsa since it's prepared without mayo and laced with flecks of shallot, cilantro, jalapeno, and red bell pepper. "Although I love mayo," he says, "I'm not a fan of it with crab, since it tends to muddle the flavor. If I'm spending big bucks on crab, I want it to be the star."
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.
Let guests select the heat level of these Southern-style croquettes by adding the piquant sauce to taste.
Creamy risotto gets transformed into a scrumptious main dish by adding crabmeat and asparagus. It requires a little stirring, but one bite will prove that it is worth the effort!
Growing up in Silver Spring, Maryland, cooking-club member DeeAnn Budney attended all-day Chesapeake blue crab feasts organized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Now that she lives on the West Coast, she makes these fantastically spicy crab cakes with sweet Dungeness crab meat, but either kind works.
Natural and processed Swiss cheese make the sauce for this seafood recipe extra smooth and creamy.
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Cheddar and cream cheeses are laced with chunks of crab, olives and Pace® Picante Sauce to make an irresistible hot dip.
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Homemade crab cake appetizers will be the hit at summer parties or holiday entertaining.
Prize-Winning Recipe 2009! Love seafood? Take a few minutes and toss a tasty twist on BLT salad.
Try this crab cake recipe from Betty Crocker.