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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Adapted from Food & Wine Magazine, you can never go wrong with these crab cakes by our contributor Allison Stone. The recipe is kid friendly and easy to make, especially when you have guests over!
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Crab and Pork Soup Dumplings
When it comes to soup dumplings, unsurprisingly, it's mostly about the quality of the soup, which is why we make our crab and pork broth from scratch. It may seem like a lot of work, but the results are completely worth it. Of course, the quality of the dumpling skin also matters, which is why we provide a dough recipe here in this home-adapted version of our restaurant recipe. It's worlds apart from store-bought wrappers, but if making stock from scratch already seems like more than enough work for a day, then by all means use store-bought wrappers. Click here to see Have Some Dim Sum at Home.
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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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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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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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For a Captain Phillips party, it's all about the nautical theme, hopefully without any unwanted Somalian pirate guests! Serve up this crab alfredo pizza bites appetizer from Celebrations at Home, to complete your seafaring theme, or even just to have a delicious and unusual meal at home.
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A great  bowl of minestrone is hard not to love, but is even better with some fresh crabs thrown in and served alongside crabmeat stuffed shells. The crabmeat makes it a more substantial meal, and the minestrone is a great sauce for the shells.
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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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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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