Crab Recipes

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

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Lori's Famous Crab Cakes

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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

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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

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

Garlic Crab Legs

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Garlicky crab legs with corn on the cob.

Crab-Stuffed Filet Mignon with Whiskey Peppercorn Sauce

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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.

Crab Legs with Garlic Butter Sauce

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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.

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

South Carolina She-Crab Soup

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This soup is a staple for all of us living on the South Carolina coast. Here is my take on the soup that I think is outstanding! Enjoy!

Hot Crab Dip

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