Crab Recipes

Rich and decadent, crab is perfect in dips, salads, chowder, and more. We’ve got hundreds of top-rated crab recipes.

Staff Picks

Lori's Famous Crab Cakes

Rating: 4.57 stars
These crab cakes are just the best. I make these often at home, and I make a smaller appetizer size for parties. They are always a hit. They are easy and delicious. I won't eat crab cakes out anymore! Serve with fresh squeezed lemon and tartar sauce!

Singaporean Chile Crab

Rating: 4.71 stars
This recipe is well known in Singapore and is a great hit with tourists and locals alike! It is really spicy!!!

Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Crabmeat

Rating: 4.35 stars
A cream cheese and crab stuffing in breaded, sauteed chicken breasts. An ocean of pleasurable taste sensations!

Garlic Crab Legs

Rating: 4.69 stars
Garlicky crab legs with corn on the cob.

Crab-Stuffed Filet Mignon with Whiskey Peppercorn Sauce

Rating: 4.7 stars
Delicious filet mignon stuffed with succulent crab, wrapped in bacon and topped with whiskey-peppercorn sauce. Time consuming, but just as good, if not better than any high-end restaurant recipe.

Spicy Crab Curry - Bangla Style

A spicy crab curry cooked with hot Indian spices, sliced red onion, and sliced potatoes (what we Bengalis call Chocchori Aloo.) It's best eaten with hot rice.

Steamed Lemon Grass Crab Legs

Rating: 4.53 stars
Tasty steamed crab legs with Asian kick! Serve with fresh spinach salad or favorite side. Use drawn butter for dipping, or try lemon juice, salt, pepper and sugar for tangy sauce. Enjoy!

Delaware Blue Crab Boil

Rating: 4.29 stars
Dig into these Delaware blue crabs boiled in exotic spices. Add your favorite veggies, and treat yourself to a wonderfully delicious crab feast!

Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo

Rating: 4.88 stars
I am going to give you my gumbo recipe. I learned to cook from my mother and grandmother who were born and raised in New Orleans and really knew how to cook. Most of the time, you could not get them to write down their recipes because they used a 'pinch' of this and 'just enough of that' and 'two fingers of water,' and so on. This recipe is a combination of both of their recipes which I have added to over the years. Serve over hot cooked rice. The gumbo can be frozen or refrigerated and many people like it better the next day. Bon appetit!

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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Steamed Blue Crabs

"This is the best method for blue crabs and is how my family has always cooked them. Make sure to serve with individual bowls of melted butter for dipping!" – Wyattdogster

These 10 Seafood Enchiladas Are a Tasty Way to Add Seafood to Your Diet

Here's a delicious way to add more seafood to your diet. Find recipes for shrimp enchiladas, crab enchiladas, halibut enchiladas, scallop enchiladas, and more.

Hot Crab Dip

Rating: 4.25 stars

This delicious, addictive crab dip will have your family begging for more. Serve as an appetizer with onion or garlic crackers.