12 Crab Recipes for Summer

Last Updated June 13, 2017
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crab recipes

What's better than a bucket full of fresh-caught crabs? Here are 12 ways to prepare the haul, from a simple steamed delicacy to party-ready nachos, to a rich chowder, and more.

Crab Tostada, Arbol, and Tarragon

crab tostada with homemade hot sauce
Homemade hot sauce is the secret ingredient!

Steamed Chesapeake Blue Crab

Spring marks the arrival of Chesapeake Blue Crab season in Delmarva. Celebrate this local delicacy with family and friends, where everybody gets a little messy and has a lot of fun!

Dessie Prescott's Deviled Crab

deviled crab
Deviled crab is a crab meat croquette. After being sautéed with seasonings, the meat is dished into individual ramekins — making it the perfect appetizer.

Fried Soft Shell Crabs

To enjoy a crab po' boy, first you must fry the crabs. This doesn't take much work and is quite simple requiring only a few ingredients, many of which you probably already have at home.

Oven-Roasted Crab With a Kick

Southeast Asian flavors and just a little bit of heat make this roasted crab a delicious mess to be enjoyed with lots of napkins.

Dungeness Crab and Corn Chowder

I am a year-round lover of soup, even on the hottest of summer days. Crab and corn is one of my favorite combinations, complementing each other, creating layer upon layer of savory flavors.
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