Main Dish Crab Recipes

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Crab Fried Rice

Rating: 4.43 stars
This fried rice is very easy and so popular for Thai and Chinese. Try this recipe and you'll find it is very nice taste. Serve with chili in fish sauce or called in Thai 'Nam Pla Prik.' Enjoy!!!

Crab-Stuffed Manicotti

Rating: 4.15 stars
Manicotti shells stuffed with crab meat and covered with Alfredo sauce make a great meal for family or company.

Spicy Crab Pasta

Rating: 4.18 stars
I made this up once when I was short on groceries. Surprisingly, it was super easy! The amounts for the spices are just my recommendation, but really it's just to taste.

Crab and Swiss Melts

Rating: 4.44 stars
Serve this tasty dish for lunch or dinner with a mixed green or Caesar salad.

Excellent Crab Imperial

Rating: 4.5 stars
A rich, creamy version of an elegant favorite. Great for a dinner party, as it can be made ahead!

Dave's Low Country Boil

Rating: 4.79 stars
Famous in the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. This boil is done best on an outdoor cooker. It has sausage, shrimp, crab, potatoes and corn for an all-in-one pot all-you-can-eat buffet!

Crab Boil

Rating: 4.65 stars
Total crab boil for four.

Best Ever Crab Cakes

Rating: 4.53 stars
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 Legs with Garlic Butter Sauce

Rating: 4.69 stars
I ended up getting some snow crab legs on sale at the market. I wanted something a little different from plain steamed, boiled, or grilled crab legs, so I ended up throwing a few things together to make this awesome crab leg dish. Enjoy! This would be great with shrimp as well.

Seafood Boil

Rating: 4.67 stars
An old recipe that's especially good for family get-togethers. It's good, it's fun, and clean-up is easy. It's best done outside around a picnic table. When shrimp and crabs are done, cover picnic table with four to five layers of newspaper. Remove everything from pot, drain, and spread in center of table. Gather everyone around and enjoy the feast. When everyone has had their fill, gather up the leftovers (if there is any), put all the scraps in the center of the table, roll up the newspaper around them, and put them in the trash. Go wash the one pot and the cleanup is done. Have fun and enjoy.

Crab Stuffed Flounder

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is an easy recipe that my children have enjoyed. They're not big fish eaters either!

Steamed Blue Crabs

Rating: 4.76 stars
Atlantic Ocean Blue Crabs, steamed over a boil of Old Bay® seasoning and beer. Show your friends you have that certain craboir faire with this one.

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True Maryland Crab Cakes

"It is a wonderful recipe, it's very quick and easy and they looked gorgeous when I put them on the table.... even my picky 3 year old wanted a taste!!!!" – Stephlindsey

Steamed Blue Crabs

"As a true Marylander I can say that this is the best way to eat crabs!" – AZ

Crab-Stuffed Lobster Tail

Rating: 4.56 stars

Lobster tail with a New England-style cracker and crabmeat stuffing. Serve with fresh lemon wedges and homemade dinner rolls for an exquisite but surprisingly simple meal.