Crab Appetizer Recipes

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Garlic Crab Artichoke Dip

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The addition of garlic mushroom soup mix gives this dip some kick! Serve a French baguette, crackers or crostini alongside this steaming dish to give your guests something to dip into it with.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms I

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Crab stuffed mushroom appetizer.

Spring Rolls

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These tasty spring rolls are packed with vegetables, seafood and pork. They contain a lot of ingredients but are worth the effort. Serve them with your favorite sauce. Some types of mushrooms may need to be soaked 2 to 3 hours before use. Ground turkey may be substituted for pork.

Chef John's Crab Cakes

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These are what crab cakes are supposed to be like. They are basically a fried lump of crabmeat, held together with a minimum of filler. Delicious!

Crab Cakes III

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These have very little filler, and are very tasty!

Crabmeat Toasts

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Serve hot, these little toasts can be made with party rye instead of English muffins.

Special Day Crab Mold

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I bring this crab mold every Christmas and it doesn't last long. I have served it with saltine crackers and cocktail rye bread, but you can use whatever you'd like.

Crab and Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms

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This is the result of trying to duplicate a seafood chain's recipe. Comes close enough, they're gone the minute they hit the table!

Best Ever Crab Cakes

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These are the fastest, easiest crab cakes I have ever made and some of the best I have ever eaten! Serve with coarse mustard on the plate or your favorite mustard sauce.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

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This tasty appetizer seasoned with thyme, oregano, and savory. Choose good sized mushrooms, about 2 inches across. When cleaning mushrooms, don't run them under water. They are like little sponges, and will absorb it; just wipe them clean with a damp towel. The filling can be made with fresh, canned, or imitation crabmeat. If using canned, be sure to rinse it first.

Savory Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

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Baked mushroom caps filled with a deliciously cheesy crabmeat mixture. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

Maryland Crab Cakes II

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Maryland is famous for its crab cakes! After you've tried this recipe, you'll know why.

Inspiration and Ideas

King Crab Appetizers

"I use the pre-made phyllo cups. They're the perfect size—and they keep the prep time down!" – MEGARA23

Best-Ever Crab Cakes

"These crab cakes were AMAZING! And so easy to make!" – MGrainger

Maryland Crab Cakes III

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These crab cakes are rich and moist with lots of meat and very little filling. Typical of finer restaurants!