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20+ Crab Recipes for When You’re in the Mood for Seafood

Crab Recipes for When You're in the Mood for Seafood

If you are a seafood lover like me, these Crab Recipes are a must-save. From succulent crab cakes to creamy crab dip, you will thoroughly enjoy the sweet and flaky taste of crab in every one. Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two or a party, you will find a recipe for any occasion.

1. Seafood Boil

This classic seafood dish includes savory fish like shrimp, lobster, crab, corn, sausage and potatoes. Seasoned with broth, butter, and various spices, you can’t go wrong with this traditional seafood dinner.

2. Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

These cheesy, crumb topped mushrooms are filled with your favorite crab meat. Add in a few savory seasonings such as garlic and parsley for a hearty taste that you will love experiencing.

3. Crab Salad

Everyone loves a good seafood salad- use it inside a sandwich or wrap for a taste of the sea you’ve been craving. Imitation crab, celery and onion are all complemented beautifully by old bay seasoning, mayo and lemon juice in this simple seafood salad recipe.

4. Baltimore Style Crab Cakes

Grab your jumbo crab meat, saltine crackers and a large egg to bread these incredible crab cakes. This American classic is seasoned with hot sauce, worcestershire, dijon and mayonnaise, making the perfect added flavor to these crispy, yet soft, decadent crab cakes.

5. Blend of the Bayou

This rich blend of seafood all comes together perfectly with this flavor packed recipe. A variety of ingredients makes for the ideal sauce and a crispy cracker crunch atop it. Garlic, cream of mushroom soup, cayenne pepper, cream cheese and onion make for a unique blend.

6. Seafood Casserole

Full of protein and flavor, this casserole is easy to throw together in no time at all. Wine, herbs and zesty parmesan compliment crab and shrimp meat with this pasta based dish that you will love indulging in.

7. Spicy Kani Salad

Kani, otherwise known as “Crab” in Japanese, is an imitation crab based dish that combines that with a homemade mayonnaise dressing. Spicy and zesty, you can count on sriracha flavor and this incredible meal to be topped with tobiko and panko bread crumbs.

8. Crab Rangoon

This Asian classic involves imitation crab and cream cheese, seasoned to perfection inside an adorable wonton wrapper. You can whip up this mixture in no time, baste your wontons and fry in a pan easily to replicate the Chinese food staple.

9. Avocado Crab Boats

These crab filled avocado shells are both nutritious and flavorful. Grab a handful of seasonings, some mozzarella and cheddar cheese and have a unique and tasty seafood experience.

10. Seafood Lasagna

Who doesn’t love a classic like lasagna? This twist on a traditional recipe includes your typical lasagna noodles, crab, shrimp and a creamy garlic sauce in place of marinara. Packed with a zesty and cheese filled center, you can’t go wrong with this take on lasagna.

11. Crab Cream Cheese Crescents

This simple and tasty take on a crab cake involves your favorite pillsbury crescent rolls, imitation crab, cream cheese and scallions. Make your crescents into a seafood filled ring- creamy and classic, it’s perfect if you’re short on time.

12. Crab Quiche

These mini quiches are easy to achieve. Get out your mini cupcake pan and start creating these little masterpieces with swiss cheese, sriracha, crab meat, scallions, worcestershire, mayo and whole milk. Packed with flavor, these are perfect to fill your seafood cravings.

The amount of seafood recipes is countless, but we know right where to start you. This list of classics is perfect for fixing that craving, but doable even for the beginner cook. Which one will you begin with? Add some seafood to your list of things to try!