September 24 2017

How to Cook Crab Meat: 10 Mouth-Watering Ways

From appetizers to entrees, there are many ways to make a delicious crab dish, including breakfast! Not sure how to cook crab meat? Here are 10 delectable recipes.

There's nothing tastier than succulent crab meat fresh from the Chesapeake Bay.

With its delicate taste, crab makes for a versatile protein you can add to many dishes.  Do you know how to cook crab meat? It's easier than you think! From appetizers to entrees, there are many ways to make a delicious crab dish.

1. King Crab

Here's how to cook crab meat to perfection.

Fill a large pot with water and cover with a lid. Put it over high heat and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer. Submerge your crabs in water and replace the lid. After 5-7 minutes, removes the crabs using tongs. After they've cooled, you can crack them open. Serve with melted butter for dipping.

2. Crab Roll

1 cup fresh crab meat

2 T mayo

2 T unsalted butter

2 split hot dog rolls

Kosher salt

When it comes to a crab roll, the crab meat is the star of the show. Be sure to buy fresh, quality crab. Now that you know how to cook crab meat, you can prepare the crab for your roll the same way as the king crab legs.

Chill the meat. When completely cooled, pull apart the crab and mix with mayonnaise. Add salt to taste.

Prepare your rolls by spreading butter on the outside. Grill them in a hot pan. Fill your rolls with the crab mixture and enjoy while the buns are still warm.

3. Crab Rangoon Dip

1 8-ounce package of cream cheese

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup mayo

1 1/2 cup lump crab meat

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

3 chopped green onions

1 t Worcestershire sauce

1 t soy sauce

1 sesame oil

1/2 t garlic powder

Combine cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo in a bowl. Then mix 1/2 a cup of the shredded cheddar cheese. Then add the crab meat, parmesan, green onions, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic powder.

Put this mixture into a 9-inch baking dish coated with non-stick spray. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese. Place in a 475-degree oven.

Bake for about 25 minutes or until the cheese on top is bubbling. Sprinkle with more chopped green onions for garnish. Serve with crispy wonton crackers.

4. Crab Grilled Cheese

Sourdough bread, sliced

2 thin slices of tomato

1/2 cup crab meat

2 slices of Havarti cheese

2 T of butter

Take two slices of bread and add a slice of cheese to each. Then, to one piece of bread top with crab meat. To the other, top with the tomato slices.

Put the sandwich together and butter the outside facing bread slices. In a medium heat pan, cook the sandwich with a lid over it for 2-3 minutes.

Flip the sandwich over, and cook for another 2-3 minutes without the lid. Both sides of bread should be golden brown. The cheese should be melted and gooey.

5. Crab Salad Sweet Potato Bites

1 cup crab meat

1/3 of a cup chopped celery

2 T minced shallots

4 T creme fresh

1 t fresh lemon juice

1 cup grated swiss cheese

2 t chopped chives

20-24 sweet potato chips

Simply mix everything but the chips and chives together in a bowl. Top each chip with about one tablespoon of the crab salad mixture.

Sprinkle a little chopped chive to garnish. Enjoy your crab salad sweet potato bites immediately.

6. Crab and Artichoke Dip

1/2 cup mayo

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

The juice of 1 lemon

14 ounce can of artichoke hearts, drained

1/2 pound of crab meat

1 smashed garlic clove

2 T grain mustard

1 T dill fresh or dried

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Once completely mixed, pour mixture into a baking dish. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Serve with grilled bread or fresh pita chips.

7. Baltimore Crab Cakes

1 cup bbreadcrumbs

2 chopped green onions

1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper

1 large egg, beaten

1/4 cup mayo

1 T lemon juice

1/2 t garlic powder

1/8 t cayenne pepper

12 ounces of crab meat

1 T butter

In a bowl combine 1/3 of the bread crumbs, green onions, red pepper, egg, mayo, lemon juice, garlic powder, and cayenne. After that's mixed well, fold in the crab meat.

Take the rest of the breadcrumbs and put them on a plate. Divide the mixture into 8 portions. Form them into balls.

Roll the crab balls in the breadcrumbs until they are evenly coated. Slightly flatten them into thick patties.

In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the crab cakes cooking for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned.

8. Crab Eggs Benedict

1 crab cake

1 poached egg

Pre-prepared hollandaise sauce

1 T chopped chives

Take your leftover crab cake from last night's dinner and reheat it in a skillet. Prepare a poached a lay it on top of the warm crab cake. Heat up the hollandaise in a saucepan.

Drizzle the hollandaise over the egg. Sprinkle chives over the egg as a garnish.

9. Avocado Crab Soup

1 cup lump crabmeat

1 diced celery stalk

1 t lemon zest

2 avocados

1 cup vegetable stock

2 T creme fresh

1 T lime juice

1 1/4 cup of water

Make the crab salad by combining the meat, lemon zest, and celery in a mixing bowl. Chill in the fridge.

Cut the avocados in half, removing the pits. Scoop the avocado out of the skin and into a blender, along with the remaining ingredients. Puree smooth, and then let it chill.

When you're ready to eat, pour the soup into four bowls. Evenly divide the crab salad into the center each bowl. You can also add a dollop of creme fresh to garnish your avocado crab soup.

10. Crab Stuffed Salmon

2 salmon fillets

1 cup lump crabmeat

3 cloves of minced garlic

2 T fresh parsley

The juice of 1 lemon

Start by making the crab filling by mixing together the crab meat, lemon juice, garlic, and parsley together in a bowl. Add a touch of salt or pepper, to your taste.

Slice down the middle of each salmon fillet, not cutting all the way through. It should be like a hot dog roll. Add some stuffing in the middle and then put more on top.

Put the salmon on a baking sheet. Place inside a 375-degree oven. Cook for about 18-20 minutes.

How to Cook Crab Meat: The Takeaway

Now you know how to cook crab meat in a number of different ways. Hot or cold, for dinner and even breakfast, crab is a delicious treat.

Is your mouth watering yet? If you want to try out some of these recipes, you need some great crab meat.

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