Are you a huge seafood fan? Perhaps you have tried all of the fish, mussels, clams and scallops that you wanted, and are looking for something new. If you are ready to dive in and up your seafood recipe game, give crab a try! Our compilation of droll-worthy, tasty ideas will satisfy and delight. But first, we want to make it clear how nutritious crab is. It is packed with protein, which aids in muscle and protein building in the body. Additionally, it contains many omega-3 fatty acids, as well as good amounts of selenium and vitamin B12. As a whole, these nutrients help the body in numerous ways, from improving overall health to helping ward off illnesses and chronic conditions. Should you not be sold on crab from a nutrition standpoint after reading this, we hope you will be after looking at all of these recipes. So, let us get started!
These bite-sized portions of crab are almost everything you like in a burger, but with a seafood twist. A juicy interior, a fluffy bun, if you so choose, and a delectable sauce. Serve with either mayo or tartar sauce for a traditional take, or, if you like to kick things up, try hot sauce. Squeeze some lemon juice on top add plenty of panko bread crumbs as a binder and you are golden. While these look fabulous when plated with a side salad, they also work with a boozy brunch.
Snow crabs on sale? Pick some up and make this. Throw them together with garlic, butter, salt and parsley and enjoy. Or, substitute shrimp. Grab the plastic bibs, plenty of napkins and a hearty appetite to enjoy these.
The Coastal South is known for its blue crabs. The perfect way to enjoy them? A traditional crab boil. What does that mean? Plenty of beer, grilled corn, lemon wedges and your finest Sunday attire. On the next sunny and warm day, haul out the picnic blanket and make a day of enjoying crab with some lawn games and a multi-course meal.
Sweet chili sauce, Thai crabs, peanut oil, tomato paste, chicken broth and plenty of spices take this crab iteration to the next level. Serve it alongside rice, noodles or a warm, comforting soup.
Twirl spaghetti and eat juicy lumps of crab, what more could be better? Butter, wine, lemon, parsley, breadcrumbs and garlic take raw spaghetti and crab from drab to fab in just a little more than an hour. With a bit of wine and a heaping green salad, this recipe will be one to remember.
Celery, mayonnaise, paprika, dill and imitation crab are mixed together to make a savory dip. Dip crackers, bread, meat and cheese in it. Or, spread on a bagel, stuff a sandwich or scoop on top of lettuce. Delicious!
30 minutes to make a winning appetizer? Sign us up! Packed with cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt and pepper and lump crab make a “cannot just have seconds” kind of pre-dinner snack. It goes great with buttery crackers, crostini or pretzels, just do not expect it to last long.
You will not be crabby when you enjoy these crab recipes.