Creole Crab Noodles


Crab, and its old friends, the Holy Trinity, are a classic combo, and so it was no surprise they worked so well in an Asian-style rice noodle dish – an experiment gone right. Garnish with sliced green onion.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 large portions


For the Sauce:

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 3 tablespoons ketchup

  • ¼ cup seasoned rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 8 ounces rice noodles

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • cup diced celery

  • cup minced red and green jalapenos

  • cup diced green onions

  • ½ pound crabmeat


  1. Whisk garlic, ketchup, rice vinegar, soy sauce, fish sauce, hot sauce, paprika, cayenne pepper, and cumin together in a bowl.

  2. Place rice noodles in a large bowl; cover with boiling water and stir with tongs. Let soak for 10 minutes.

  3. While noodles soak, heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir celery, jalapenos, and green onions until tender and fragrant, about 10 minutes.

  4. Drain noodles and place in the pan; add the sauce and crabmeat. Cook and stir until noodles are coated evenly and everything is heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

Chef's Notes:

I used pasteurized blue crab, which you can find in most grocery store fish departments.

You can use hot and/or sweet peppers in the sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

669 Calories
16g Fat
105g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 669
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 1982mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 105g 38%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 22mg 109%
Calcium 134mg 10%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 370mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.