Top Rated Crab Recipes

Crab Louis
That a crab Louis is a West Coast classic is about all that can be agreed on about the popular salad. At last count, the recipe was credited to at least three different chefs named Louis in three different cities — San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle — at the turn of the 20th century. The dish is essentially cooked fresh crabmeat mixed with a creamy dressing flavored with onion, chile sauce, and cayenne. Use Dungeness crab if you can get it; otherwise, jumbo lump or peekytoe crabmeat works just fine. Although not as traditional, the salad can also be made with an equal amount of baby shrimp for similar delicious results. Whichever version you make, be sure to serve it the way they do out West: scooped onto a bed of crisp iceberg lettuce, with hard-cooked eggs, celery, and tomato served alongside.
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Crab Toast
Michael Mina often serves this crab toast alongside a Dungeness crab cioppino, but these toasts are perfect by themselves, and easy enough to grab in between plays.
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Crab Wontons
A light and fresh favorite at the Miraval Resort and Spas in Tucson Arizona, crab wontons are an easy appetizer that will please everyone. Serve with either a store-bought or homemade soy-ginger dipping sauce. Click Here for More Wonton Recipes
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Pretzel Crisps
Use a small ice cream scoop to create a uniform size crab dollop on your delicious pretzel crisp. For more Pretzel Pairings, click here!   
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Mini Crab Cakes
These creamy and delicious miniature crab cakes are loaded with lump crab meat and spices. Serve them with a tangy, homemade aioli dipping sauce or on top of greens.This healthy and delicious recipe is courtesy of Love That!: Brenda Novak’s Every Occasion Cookbook with Jan Coad, the proceeds of which will help fund much-needed diabetes research.
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While this recipe is served at an Italian restaurant Tulio Ristorante in Seattle, chef Walter Pisano says the dish is “Northwest inspired” since that’s where he gets the crab. The chef really likes avocado too. Recipe by: Chef Walter Pisano of Tulio Ristorante 
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"This inexpensive imitation crab roll recipe is a great alternative to the more costly traditional lobster roll. A go-to recipe whenever you want a wallet-friendly taste of New England without actually having to go there!" — Fox Valley Foodie
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Spicy Crab Salad Sliders
This is the perfect summer dish for seafood lovers (like me) who also enjoy that extra kick of spice. It's also quite versatile — suitable for a large backyard barbecue, a simple dinner for two, or even a snack on the beach. Sliders have already established themsevles as the ultimate "mini" treat, and this interpretation keeps things fresh and flavorsome.
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Love crab cakes? This is a simple recipe that uses imitation crab. If you’re on a budget or looking for a quick recipe, using imitation crabmeat instead of the real deal can be a tremendous help. 
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Crab Beignets
Down-home, honest cooking gets a bit of a gourmet flair in this appetizer recipe. A bit of beer in the batter never hurts, and we use a touch of Abita Amber to thicken the batter slightly and give it extra flavor. Click here to see Mardi Gras: The Feast Before the Fast.
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Imitation Crab and Egg Salad
Add imitation crab meat to your next egg salad recipe. It makes a terrific lunch option.
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Spaghetti and Crabs
I grew up eating this dish on family trips to the Jersey Shore. We'd go crabbing in a small rented motor boat, using a man-made crab trap with a chicken wing attached to bait the fresh shellfish. We'd catch as many as we could and make this dish, which I consider to be a "crab gravy" thanks to the combination of crabs, tomatoes, and herbs, which create such profound flavors. Remember, it’s not sauce — it’s gravy. And this dish is incredible. The first time I cooked it, people lined up around the block for it. See all spaghetti recipes.
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