Ideas for a Scrumptious Crab Dinner
Succulent and sweet, crab has to be one of the tastiest kinds of seafood. However, did you know that not only is crab delicious but it's also packed with nutrition?
A single serving of crab contains more than 50% of your total RDA of zinc, and 200% of your daily vitamin B12 requirement. Besides this, crab is rich in selenium, folate, iron, niacin, and protein.
What's more, crab is also easy to cook. There are so many ways you can whip up a scrumptious crab dinner, and most crab recipes are relatively quick and simple.
Are you ready to rock crab on your at-home menu? Read on for 4 standout crab dinner ideas.
Crab Legs With Garlic Butter
Crab leg dinners are a classic, so naturally, we couldn't skip them in this list of crab dinner ideas.
Crab legs are delicious on their own, even more divine dipped in butter—and downright drool-worthy if the butter is garlicky.
To make crab legs with garlic butter you'll need to start off with the right crab legs. There are over 4,500 species of crabs in the world, but only a few are suitable for crab leg dinners. The best options are snow crabs, king crab, blue crabs, stone crabs, and Dungeness crabs.
Once you have your crab legs you need to steam them until cooked through.
For the garlic butter simply melt a generous pat of butter, add freshly pressed garlic, simmer gently for half a minute, and then add salt and pepper to taste.
Are you struggling to find crab legs? If you want an alternative dinner idea that doesn't call for crab, check out our recipe for Bacon Wrapped Maine Sea Scallops on the grill.
Crab bisque is another easy and delectable classic.
For crab bisque, you will need a lump of crab meat or crab meat chunks, as well as fish stock, vegetables, double cream, and white wine.
Begin by gently sautéeing a selection of finely chopped vegetables. Once tender, add some flour to make a roux. Then add white wine, stock, and let simmer.
Once simmered through, use an immersion blender to puree the soup. Lastly, add half the crab meat and the cream and reheat. serve topped with the remaining crab meat.
Crab Cake Burgers
Burgers never get old, but if you want to try an unusual take on two favorites, why not whip up some crab cake burgers?
All you will need to do is make your crab cakes, and place them on your favorite burger buns with your choice of toppings.
You can make the crab cakes similarly to regular burger patties, but instead add crab in place of mince.
Crab Linguine Alfredo
Crab pasta is sure to be a crowd favorite if you live in a house of seafood lovers.
To make a crab Alfredo sauce, start with a basic Alfredo recipe. Most recipes call for butter, garlic, parmesan, and cream, and require you to make a roux out of the ingredients.
Once the Alfredo sauce is almost done, simply add your crab meat and toss with freshly cooked linguine or other pasta of your choice.
Enjoy Your Crab Dinner!
Crab is a versatile protein that's packed with flavor. Whether you choose to enjoy a classic crab leg dish, try a bisque, or get creative with crab cake burgers or a pasta—we wish you bon appétit.
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