A luxurious seafood, cracked crab is a messy but fun meal. These easy recipes for cracked crab offer simple how-to steps for cooking various types of crab. Also prepare dipping sauces, such as lemon butter and Dijon cream, which add to the fun of eating cracked crab.See Popular Crab Casserole Recipes
Natural and processed Swiss cheese make the sauce for this seafood recipe extra smooth and creamy.
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.
This recipe is for a large gathering of hungry people. It has just enough spice to give it sass, but not enough to scare off the faint of heart. It's a fun meal everyone will enjoy. And everything cooks in the same (big) pot!
Get crabby! Add shredded veggies, herbs and spices for a new flavor take on seafood wraps that can be mixed and ready in 20 minutes.
A prepared pie shell makes this quick crab quiche easy for busy weeknights or a simple brunch.
True to the famous dance named after this Southern city, this recipe for pot pie is full of twists and kicks! Cajun seasoning in the luscious crab-and-leek filling will raise eyebrows, and ultra thin layers of crisp phyllo dough add flavor dimension.
It takes just 30 minutes to make these saucy seafood casseroles.
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.
The imitation crabmeat used in this Tex-Mex casserole is also known as surimi and is made commercially by processing and re-forming minced fish to look like crab. It's less expensive than crab and, as a bonus, is lower in cholesterol.
This crabmeat soup is made with fat-free half-and-half, which makes it rich and creamy, but keeps it low in fat and calories.
Prepare these individual make-ahead cheesy casseroles one night, then pop them in the oven the next night. They're ready in just 20 minutes.
For these appetizers, mini potatoes are stuffed with a homemade crab salad that's been seasoned with chives and light Caesar dressing.
These burgers have a true crab flavor that isn't masked by fillers or strong seasoning. Serve on a bun with tartar sauce or with a lemon-juice-dressed salad of greens, sprouts and sliced peaches. This recipe works best with convenient pasteurized crabmeat, usually found in the refrigerated case near the fish counter. If you prefer lump crabmeat, cut it into small, uniform pieces.
Ground red pepper gives these appetizer crab cakes a bit of kick.
A light dusting of bread crumbs and cornmeal makes a crisp, golden coating for these perfectly seasoned crab cakes.