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Crab Recipes

These recipes all use some form of crab. If you do not have access to fresh crab, canned or frozen crab may be substituted in many recipes, as well as lobster or shrimp.

Avocado Crab Grapefruit Salad Recipe
Avocado halves are stuffed with a salad of crab, pecans, and grapefruit then garnished with hard-boiled eggs and olives. Although this goes together quickly, I suggest you delay cutting the avocados until you are ready to fill them, so they do not turn dark.

Best Crab Cakes Recipe
These best ever crabcakes are well-seasoned, yet the sweet flavor of the crab still shines through. May be served as an appetizer or main course entree.

Bouillabaisse (Seafood Stew) Recipe
This classic Marseilles seafood stew recipe uses a variety of fish and shellfish, including crab, squid, mussels, and lobster. It is a true seafood-lover's delight and worth the work. The seafood bones, heads, and shells are used to make the rich bouillon base of the chunky soup. You will need a very large stockpot for this recipe.

Chili Crab and Soft Noodles Recipe
Crab is quickly cooked with garlic and ginger, then mixed with noodles, asparagus, bamboo shoots, red pepper, and chili sauce. The mixture is served with cabbage leaves so guests can roll and fill their own.

Chinese-Style Paella Recipe
Ginger, soy sauce, and mushrooms give a Chinese influence to rice paella loaded with chicken, shellfish, and fish.

Coconut Crab Soup Recipe
Creamy crab soup is made with coconut cream and asparagus soup. It is flavored with curry powder and soy sauce.

Crab and Artichoke Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
Crab and Artichoke Spaghetti Sauce Recipe. Marinated artichoke hearts are combined with fresh crab, spaghetti sauce, and herbs for a fast and easy pasta sauce.

Crab and Asparagus Salad Recipe
Cooked fresh asparagus is paired with succulent crab for a simple salad topped with a mustard caper dressing. Simple, easy, and elegant.

Crab Cakes Recipe
Classic recipe uses seasonings, egg, saltines, and crab for a delicious and flavorful fried seafood cake. These are moist and loaded with crab.

Crab Gumbo Recipe
Gumbo is a Creole favorite and this version has crab, shrimp, and ham, along with the requisite okra. Serve with white rice.

Crab in Black Bean Sauce Recipe
The black bean sauce is made with soy sauce and ginger, giving an Oriental flair to wok-fried fresh crab. As with most stir-fry dishes, this goes together quickly.

Crab Mango Salad Recipe
Crab and mango are dressed with a balsamic mango vinaigrette and drizzled with a tarragon mustard sauce. Serve on a bed of your favorite mixed greens.

Crab Muffins Recipe
Crab Muffins Recipe. You can use fresh or canned crab for these delicious little seafood muffins. Crab muffin appetizers may be served warm or at room temperature.

Crab Puffs Recipe
Crab Puffs Recipe. You can use fresh or canned crab for these delicious morsels. Crab puff appetizers may be served warm or at room temperature.

Crab Recipes
If you don't have access to fresh crab, canned or frozen crab may be substituted in many recipes. The crab recipes include Crab in Black Bean Sauce, Crab Cakes, Crab Pilaf, She-Crab Soup, Deviled Crab, Stone Crab Cobbler, and many more.

Crab Souffle Tarts Recipe
Flaky homemade pastry tarts are filled with a savory crab mixture flavored with mustard and dill. If you have one, use your food processor to cut the butter and flour for the pastry dough. Plan ahead to refrigerate the pastry dough for 30 minutes. If you are pressed for time, you may use frozen puff pastry tart shells.

Crab Spread Recipe
Cooked crab is mixed with lime juice, herbs, onion, capers, and mayonnaise into a luscious spread for crackers. Shrimp, lobster, or crawfish may be substituted for the lobster.

Crab Stuffed Cornish Hens Recipe
Cornish game hens are baked with a stuffing of crab with savory vegetables and herbs. Makes a beautiful presentation on the plate. If you are serving a full menu with salad or soup, two side dishes, and bread, one-half of a Cornish hen will be sufficient as an entree.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe. Served as an appetizer or entree, these crab stuffed portobello mushrooms are rich and elegant.

Crabby Rice Pilaf Recipe
Use real crabmeat or less expensive imitation crab in this creamy and flavorful rice pilaf.

Crabmeat Mousse Recipe
Crab mousse is flavored with onion, chives, dill, and lemon juice. No cooking required. Plan ahead to refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

Crabmeat Stuffed Baked Avocado Recipe
Crabmeat Stuffed Baked Avocado Recipe. Crab in a rich cream sauce is loaded into avocado halves and then baked for a simple but elegant dish.

Crabmeat-Stuffed Red Snapper with Champagne Beurre Blanc Recipe
Red snapper is filled with a crab and vegetable stuffing, baked, and topped with a champagne cream sauce. If you cannot find whole fresh snapper, you may roll the stuffing in filets of fish to bake.

Creamy Crab Seafood Cheesecake Recipe
Guests will rave over this savory seafood cheesecake with crab and shrimp, so have the recipe ready to share. Serve with crackers, like a cheese ball. Make this a day in advance so it has time to chill.

Creole Gumbo Recipe
Use crab, shrimp or chicken for this classic Cajun Creole gumbo casserole.

Deviled Crab Recipe
These flavorful baked crabcakes are wonderful as an appetizer or entree. They may be made in advance and refrigerated. You may use fresh or canned pasteurized crab.

Deviled Crabby Patties Recipe
Fried crabcake patties are loaded with crab and topped with a delicious and easy deviled mayonnaise.

Ginger-Chile Basted Crab Recipe
This gingery crab dish is a little sweet, a little sour, and a touch spicy. The crabs are cooked on the grill, but you may broil them in the oven, if need be. Blue crabs may be substituted for Dungeness crabs.

Grilled Crab Tortillas Recipe
Whole wheat tortillas are filled with a delicious crab and ricotta cheese mix, then grilled in a skillet on the stove-top. Serve as an appetizer or entree.

Hot Crab Fondue Recipe
Lightly spiced hot crab fondue is flavored with garlic, shallots, wine, cream cheese, Cheddar, dill, and Worcestershire sauce. Serve hot with breadsticks, French bread cubes, and/or cocktail crackers. This fondue is filling enough to make a meal.

Imitation Crab Seafood Salad Recipe
Most supermarkets have at least a small fresh seafood section where you can buy imitation crab in just the amount you need. Serve imitation crab salad as a salad topper, sandwich spread, chunky dip, or appetizer cracker topper.

New Orleans-Broiled Soft-Shell Crab Recipe
Succulent soft-shell crabs are broiled in a bath of butter, lemon juice, bacon bits, and onions. Instructions are also given for barbecue grilling. Plan ahead to refrigerate the crabs for 3 hours or more before cooking.

Pomegranate Crab and Salmon Mousse Recipe
Pomegranate seeds give flavor and color to a seafood mousse of crab and salmon.

Potluck Gumbo Recipe
Gumbo is a Cajun and Creole favorite. This version is full of ham, shrimp, chicken giblets, and crab. Gumbo is traditionally served over hot cooked rice.

San Francisco-style Cioppino Recipe
Delicious San Francisco seafood stew dates back to 1941. Serve with crusty sourdough bread to soak up all of the flavorful broth. You can add whatever shellfish you like, and even fish. Scallops and monkfish are good in cioppino. Another suggestion is to serve it over linguine pasta.

Scalloped King Crab Recipe
Crab is baked in a rich and creamy sherry sauce. This method may also be used with lobster. Try baking this casserole-style and serving over pasta or rice for a complete meal.

Seafood Pasta Chowder Recipe
Crab and shrimp are the stars of this creamy chowder with mushrooms, green onions, spices, and red wine. Serve with crusty bread, or better yet, in a bread bowl. This soup is rich and chunky, hearty enough to make a meal.

She-Crab Soup Recipe
Rich and creamy she-crab soup is a Southern favorite. If you cannot get she-crabs, simply substitute any crab meat. Also try experimenting with other shellfish such as lobster and shrimp.

Stone Crab Cobbler Recipe
Stone crab is cooked with shallots, tomatillos, corn, chile, spices, coconut, and rum. It is topped with a cobbler crust flavored with coconut and lime. The recipe is shared by a famous Miami restaurant.

Stuffed Calamari (Squid) Recipe
Squid (calamari) is stuffed with a mixture of shrimp, bell pepper, celery, green onions, garlic, and crab, then baked in a vegetable tomato sauce. The stuffed calamari is served on a bed of linguine.

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